Freedom of Information Act 2000


The Freedom of Information Act 2000 encourages organisations to work in a responsible manner. By adopting a policy of openness, organisations can engender greater public trust and confidence. Implementation steps are presented and strengths and drawbacks of the legislation are discussed.

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Freedom of Information Act 2000

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Definition

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) is a legislative framework set by the UK Government “to promote transparency and accountability in the public sector and to revolutionise the conduct and behaviour of public sector organisations” (CIPS Knowledge Works, 2009).

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  • Bloomberg (2005) ‘Black Wednesday' Cost U.K. More Than $6 Billion, Study Shows, Published on 9 February 2005. [online] Available at: (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aqLY9vOKcFo0&refer=uk) [Accessed 21 October 2015].
  • Bloomberg Businessweek (2010) U.K. Climate Science ‘Damaged’ by Leaked E-Mails (Update1), Published on 31 March 2010. [online] Available at: (http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-03-31/u-k-climate-science-damaged-by-leaked-e-mails-update1-.html) [Accessed April 2015].
  • CIPS Knowledge Works (2009) Freedom of Information Act 2000, Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, May 2009.
  • ICO (2008) Information Commissioner’s Office – Freedom of Information & Environmental Information Regulations. Hints for Practitioners Handling FOI/EIR Requests.

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