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Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to request official information held by public authorities, unless there are good reasons to keep it confidential.
It aims to make public sector bodies more open and accountable. It also helps people to understand better how public authorities carry out their duties, why they make the decisions they do and how they spend public money.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is the UK's independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.