Publication scheme

Classes of information

The information we make available to you is organised under specific areas or 'classes' of information approved by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). These classes are:

  • 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 our priorities are and how we are 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 policies and procedures 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
  • Services we offer - advice and guidance, transactions and news releases, a description of the services offered
  • Datasets - our requirements and charges

Information not included

The classes of information will not generally include:
  • information the disclosure of which is prevented by law, or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, or is otherwise properly considered to be protected from disclosure
  • information in draft form
  • information that is no longer readily available as it is contained in files that have been placed in archive storage, or is difficult to access for similar reasons.
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