Awdurdod annibynnol y Deyrnas Unedig a sefydlwyd i gynnal hawliau gwybodaeth er budd y cyhoedd, annog cyrff cyhoeddus i fod yn agored a hybu preifatrwydd data i unigolion.

We will update this page to highlight and link to what’s new in our guidance and Guide to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

March 2022

We have updated the guidance to dealing with vexatious requests (section 14(1)) and communications with Her Majesty and the awarding of honours (section 37).

December 2021

We have updated the guidance to requests about previous information requests (meta requests), interpreting and clarifying requests, determining whether information is held, retention and destruction of information and outsourcing

November 2021 

We have updated the guidance to section 16 – advice and assistance and official information held in non-corporate communications channels.

October 2021 

We have updated the guidance to means of communicating information (section 11)consideration of the applicant’s identity or motives, the right to recorded information and requests for documents, and section 26 – defence.

March 2021

We have updated the guidance to section 43 - commercial interests.

February 2021

We have updated the guidance to section 23 – security bodies.

February 2021

We have updated the guidance to section 38 – health and safety, section 24 – safeguarding national security and how sections 23 and 24 interact.

January 2021

We have updated the guidance about circular (or round robin) requests and section 45 – code of practice, request handling.

December 2020 

We have updated the guidance about key questions for public authorities.

November 2020 

We have updated the guidance about dealing with repeat requests.

October 2020

We have updated the guidance to section 28 – relations within the UK and how we deal with complaints.

May 2020

We have updated the guidance to section 27 - international relations.