Request under the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations

Members of the public have a legal right to make a request to public bodies for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Environmental Information Regulations (EIR).

The principles underpinning the FOIA are to enable citizens to gain insight into the decision-making processes and the ability the influence those decisions and ensure that public bodies are accountable for spending public funds.

The EIR give people a right of access to information about the activities of public authorities that relate to or affect the environment. This process can have a positive impact on the environment and in helping to reduce climate change.

AVLA Business Services Limited specialise in helping organisation to comply their legal obligations under the FOIA and EIR by providing effective and efficient services in the following areas:

  • designing and delivering training for staff around the essential elements of the FOIA and EIR

  • assisting with drafting responses, including applying legal exemptions to information that you would like to keep confidential

  • conducting internal reviews of responses, respond to complaints and assisting with investigations or enforcement actions by the Information Commissioner

  • drafting policy and procedure to comply with legal, regulatory requirements and fulfil business needs

 

Our services are delivered remotely or onsite and are adapted to the needs of your organisation.