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The Publication Scheme

What is a Publication Scheme?

Under the Freedom Of Information Act, public authorities are required to have a publication scheme.

A publication scheme is a guide which tells people about the broad classes of information that we will routinely make available to the public. It includes information held in any form e.g. on websites, paper files and public registers.

We have adopted the Information Commissioner's Model Publication Scheme for local authorities. The Information Commissioner is an independent regulator who enforces and advises upon the Freedom of Information Act and has produced and approved this scheme.

Classes of information

The Publication Scheme identifies the "classes" of information that we will publish. The Model Publication Scheme contains seven 'classes' of information:

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

The services we offer

All services that we offer are published on this website. Where another council or organisation provide services, we will endeavour to make this clear, and provide contact details where possible.

Other useful information

Trade Union Facility Time [15KB]

Counter Fraud Information [16KB]

Copyright

Reproducing material supplied under this scheme without our permission could be an infringement of copyright.  Any requests should be made to the Freedom of Information officer.

Your feedback

We value your opinion and would welcome your comments on any aspect of our Publication Scheme. In particular we would welcome feedback on:

  • whether you have understood the purpose of the Publication Scheme.
  • are there any other areas that you would like included in the scheme?
  • did the structure of the scheme allow you to find information easily?
  • how could we improve the Scheme?

Please send any feedback to foi@staffsmoorlands.gov.uk