Richmondshire District Council

Exemptions and refusals

There are some circumstances under which we don't have to provide the information you've asked for.

Both the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) allow us to withhold certain information if there's a valid reason to do so.

This could be, for example, instances where the information falls under the exemptions contained in the FOI Act or the EIR.

The Information Commissioner's website offers more details about:

If you disagree with the refusal, you can ask us to review our decision.

If you're still not satisfied, you can then complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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