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Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations establish a general right to information held by public authorities. Requests can be made by anyone, anywhere in the world.

As part of our responsibilities as a public authority, we have a publication scheme which allows access to a range of information. Please follow the publication scheme link on the right to find out more.

If you have any questions, or would like to make an information request, please write to us at

Publication scheme

Both the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 require the proactive disclosure of information. Our publication scheme either provides information or describes information that you can request.

Agenda, Minutes and Papers for Boards and Committees

The Crown Estate operates in the open market and much of the information recorded in the papers and minutes of boards and committees is of a commercial nature.

Commercial information of this type would often attract an exemption under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) or an exception under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). The sensitivity of this information varies over time and what may be commercially sensitive today may not be in the future.

Keeping these documents open to the public in constantly evolving circumstances would require a disproportionate administrative burden to keep the information up to date with redactions appropriately applied. For that reason, we will deal with requests for copies of these types of information on a case by case basis under FOIA or EIR as appropriate.

Requests for information should be made to the Transparency Manager at:

Transparency reporting

Please find below our transparency compliance statistics for information requests received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

Disclosure logs

Please see our disclosure logs for more information.

Transparency reporting statistics

Publication scheme resources