London Councils’ publication scheme is a guide to the information that we routinely publish in fulfilment of our obligations under section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
London Councils has adopted the Information Commissioner’s model publication scheme and follows the definition document for Joint Authorities and Boards.
The information has been divided into seven classes.
- Who We Are and What We Do
Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.
- What We Spend and How We Spend It
Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.
- What Are Our Priorities and How Are We Doing
Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.
- How We Make Decisions
Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.
- Our Policies and Procedures
Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.
- Lists and Registers
Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.
- The Services We Offer
Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases. A description of the services offered.
How can I access information which is not included in the publication scheme?
If you wish to request information which is not already published on our website through our publication scheme, please email FOI@londoncouncils.gov.uk or write to us at:
Freedom of Information
59½ Southwark Street
When making your request you should include:
- Your name
- An email or postal address where you can be contacted
- A detailed description of the information you want
Does it cost to access the information?
It does not cost to access the majority of the information published through the scheme. Where there is a fee for information, it will be specified in the scheme.
Hard copies of the information can be requested by emailing the Corporate FOI Officer: FOI@londoncouncils.gov.uk. We may charge for printing and postage.
Can I use the information as I wish?
London Councils holds the copyright to the information available through this scheme unless otherwise indicated. You are not allowed to reuse the information in a way that would infringe that copyright, for example, by making and issuing copies or by publishing the information, unless London Councils has given you permission in writing.
Brief extracts of any of the material may be reproduced under the fair dealing provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (sections 29 and 30) for the purposes of research for non-commercial purposes, private study, criticism, review and news reporting, subject to an acknowledgement of the copyright owner.
Please note this page is available to download in PDF (see right).
Who do I contact about the publication scheme?
If you have any queries, comments or suggestions about our Publication Scheme, please contact London Councils’ Corporate FOI Officer: FOI@londoncouncils.gov.uk.
If you wish to make a complaint about our publication scheme, please email us at the above address, and we will try to resolve the problem. If you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint, you may complain to the Information Commissioner.