Publication scheme

The Freedom of Information Act requires the Council to adopt and maintain a publication scheme, which has been approved by the Information Commissioner.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has approved a new model publication scheme, which Reigate & Banstead Borough Council adopted from 1 January 2009. The model publication scheme is simply a commitment to proactively publish as much information as possible.

View the Model Publication Scheme (Information Commissioner’s website).

Guide to Information

Under the publication scheme, the Council is required to provide a guide to information which gives details of:

  • the information that will be made routinely available
  • how the information can be accessed
  • any charges applicable.

The ICO has provided local authorities with examples of the type of information they expect us to publish under seven classes:

  • Who we are and what we do
  • What we spend and how we spend it
  • What our priorities are and how we are doing
  • How we make decisions
  • Our policies and procedures
  • Lists and registers
  • Services provided by the council