The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoI Act) gives anyone the right to request recorded information held by public authorities. It is regulated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), an independent body.
Under the FoI Act, you can make a request to the Bank for information you think we might hold. Please be aware that the following areas of our work are not covered by the FoI Act:
- monetary policy
- operations to support financial institutions for stability reasons
- private banking and related services.
You also have rights to access information the Bank holds on the environment under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). The following guidance covers requests made under EIR as well as those made under the FoI Act.
Before you make a request to us, you should see whether we already publish the information on our website.