All public authorities covered by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 are required to adopt the model publication scheme approved by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). As a public authority under the Act, the University of Lincoln is committed to making information available to the public as part of its normal business activities.
What is a publication scheme?
A publication scheme is a document listing classes of information which are accessible to the public.
What is in the publication scheme?
The model publication scheme specifies seven classes of information under which routinely published information should be made available. These classes are as follows:
- Who are we and what do 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
How to access information in the publication scheme
Further details about each class and the information the University publishes can be accessed by clicking on any of the web links to the left of this page. Where possible, information included in our publication scheme is accessible via the University’s website. However, if information included in the scheme is not available on the website, relevant contact details are provided.
Information which is published and accessed via the University’s website will be provided free of charge. Where information is provided in hard copy, charges may be made for disbursements (for example photocopying, postage and packing). If a charge is made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before the information is provided and payment may be requested prior to information being provided.
Accessing information not covered by the scheme
Under the Freedom of Information Act information that is not included in the publication scheme can also be requested. A request for information should be made in writing to:
Information Compliance Officer
University of Lincoln
Reviews and appeals
If you are dissatisfied with the way the University has responded to a request for information you can request a review by writing to:
University of Lincoln
If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request following the review process, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:
The Information Commissioner’s Office
Telephone: 0303 123 1113