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Publication scheme

Our publication scheme makes it easier to find information without having to make a formal application under the Freedom of Information Act.

Who are we and what do we do

Information on the structure of the council and how it is run.

What we spend and how we spend it

Finance and budget information including contracts, procurement and tendering.

What our priorities are and how we are doing

Strategy and performance information including plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.

How we make decisions

Decision making processes, procedures and consultation.

Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.

Lists and registers

Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the council.

Services we offer

What services, advice and guidance we offer.

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 was passed with the intention to encourage public authorities to shed more light on what they are doing with public money and discourage unnecessary secrecy.

Environmental Information Regulations

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 give the public similar rights to those in Freedom of Information Act when requesting environmental information.

Freedom of Information and Environmental Information request

Make a request for information held by Swansea Council under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Review of information requests

All requesters have the right to complain if they are unhappy with the handling of a request for information made under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (subject access request (SAR)), Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) or Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

Frequently asked questions about Swansea Council

Before submitting a formal freedom of information request you can check that your query hasn't already been answered in our list of frequently asked questions.

Freedom of information statistics

Details of the number of freedom of information (FOI) requests received by us.

Data subject access request

Under the rights of data subject access granted by GDPR, you are entitled to find out what information the council holds about you.


Information about how the council collects, uses and protects your data.
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