The purpose of this guidance is to draw a distinction between the supply of information held by public authorities under Freedom of Information legislation and the re-use of that information, explaining those circumstances where formal licensing is required.
This guidance sets out the responsibilities of authorities which create Public Records with regard to the review and transfer of those records to Places of Deposit. The guidance is also relevant to all Places of Deposit, which are responsible for handling requests for information about those Public Records.
This guidance details the role that the Government’s Information Asset Register (IAR) plays within Freedom of Information (FOI) Publication Schemes and how the IAR can manage some of the demand that FOI generates.
This guide covers the first good practice recommendation in the Code of Practice on Records Management issued under section 46 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000: ‘Authorities should have in place organisational arrangements that support records management'.
This guide covers the second good practice recommendation in the Code of Practice on Records Management issued under section 46 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000: ‘Authorities should have in place a records management policy, either as a separate policy or as part of a wider information or knowledge management policy.’
This toolkit has been produced to provide guidance on editing exempt material from information held by public bodies. Its purpose is to promote good records management practice across the public sector and to assist in the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act.
Government departments preparing records for transfer to The National Archives should review the access requirements of those records in order to identify material that: should be retained, should be transferred to The National Archives as closed, or as open.
This guide is the first of a series produced to support the revised Code of Practice on Records Management issued under section 46 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. It provides an introduction to the subject of records management, explaining the term ‘records’ and why it is important to manage records effectively.