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Guide to information

Guide to information

Information we make routinely available

The ICO routinely publishes information about us, our spending, our priorities, our decisions, our policies and procedures, information in lists and registers, and about our services. We publish this information in accordance with the model publication scheme. This section helps you to find that information.


Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts. Biographies of our Executive Team and Management Board members, information about the legal basis for our activities, and information about how to contact us is included in this section.

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit. Our financial statements and budgets, and information about our pay and grading structure is included in this section.

What our priorities are and how are we doing

Information about our strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews. Our corporate plan and annual reports are included in this section.

How we make decisions

Decision making processes and records of decisions. Public consultations, minutes of senior level meetings and internal guidance are included in this section.

Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols that we follow when delivering our services and responsibilities. This section includes our policies and procedures for providing our services and for the recruitment and employment of staff, our complaints procedure and our records management policy.

Lists and registers

Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to our functions. This section includes our disclosure log and the Register of Data Controllers.

The services we offer

Advice and guidance, booklets, leaflets, newsletters and media releases. A description of the services we offer.

All information is provided free of charge online and in hard copy form unless otherwise specified.

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