Making a Freedom of Information request

How to request information from The National Archives.

About Freedom of Information

Details on the legislation, what it covers and your rights.

Our publication scheme

We are committed to transparency and we aim to make openness and accountability a fundamental principle of how we operate.

Environmental information regulations

Your right to see information about factors affecting the environment.

Information requests

Requests received by The National Archives for information from our own corporate records.

FOI performance

Our performance against each type of Freedom of Information request is set out here.

FOI action plan

The National Archives’ action plan to improve FOI performance.

FOI Centre – Coronavirus (COVID 19) FAQs

We've compiled responses to some common questions around FOI requests during the coronavirus pandemic.