FOI performance

We are committed to publishing more information to reduce the need for the public to make bespoke FOI requests. Here are the headline performance figures. 

FOI requests since 2010/11

This PDF breaks down the information by time period and by type of request. It also includes the number of requests received since April 2013 which were answered in full without the use of an exemption. We will update this data regularly.

The most common reason for refusing a request is that the information is already published, but requests may also be refused if the cost of responding is too high or the request is vexatious. Some information might be withheld from a response to protect personal data, commercial confidentiality, public safety or the environment.

Year Number of requests Percentage answered on time
2015/16 2582 85.4%
2014/15 2218 87.0%
2013/14    2648 87.3%
2012/13 2345 85.5%
2011/12 2509 85%
2010/11 2008 77.8%