Freedom of Information

Welcome to Edge Hill University’s Freedom of Information webpage. The links to the left will assist you in finding information relating to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Edge Hill University’s Publication Scheme.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act came fully into force from 1 January 2005. It gives the public a right of access to information held by public authorities. The Act promotes greater openness and accountability across the public sector by requiring all public authorities to make information available proactively, through a publication scheme.

Edge Hill University is committed to the principles of openness and transparency and therefore fully supports this increased public access to information. We aim to provide information free of charge however there may be circumstances in which we may need to make a charge towards administrative costs. If this applies to your request, you will be contacted before the information is provided.

Should you wish to make a request, please forward a full description of all information you wish to obtain to The Act sets out a number of exemptions to the right of access information. Should an exemption apply to your request, the University will explain the reasons for the information being withheld. The University is required to provide you with a response within 20 working days upon receipt of the request.

Further details are listed within the University’s Freedom of Information Act Policy.

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