Monday , February , 19 2018

Freedom of Information Act 2000

One of the aims of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is that public authorities should be clear and proactive about the information they make available to the public. The Act is intended to encourage organisations to make more information available to the public and to develop a greater culture of transparency and openness.

Information already requested

Please see downloadable documents below for a list of requests received for each calendar year since the Act came into force. If you would like a copy of a response please email [email protected] giving the reference number.
 You can also have a look at our  Open Data site, where we are putting our most commonly requested datasets.

Requests for information

The Freedom of Information Act came into full force on 1 January 2005 when applicants were able to exercise their full right to request access to any information Carlisle City Council holds. Held means information recorded in any format.

If you require information about yourself held by Carlisle City Council, this is dealt with under the Data Protection Act 1998.

  Freedom of Information- FAQ



Data sets are routinely disclosed by public authorities under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  However, prior to 1 September 2013 there was no requirement under the Act for public authorities to provide these in a specific format or to permit reuse.

Section 102 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 added new provisions to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) regarding data-sets.  These provisions came into effect on 1 September 2013 and relate to how information is disclosed rather than what information is disclosed.  The provisions mean that where possible public authorities should provide data-sets in a reusable form and under licensing conditions that permit reuse. 

To see all our Data-sets visit our Open Data Site

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