The Freedom of Information Act 2000 came into force on 1 January 2005. It affects all public authorities and gives you a right (unless an exemption applies) to:
- be told if information is held; and
- be given that information.
The term ‘public authority’ includes most public organisations and Government Departments in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Scotland have their own Act), and includes the Board of the Pension Protection Fund.
If you require some personal data, please refer our data protection pages.
We have created a publication scheme, designed to make the information held and published by us readily available and easily accessible.
This has been put together using the Information Commissioner’s model publication scheme. It provides a list of information that we routinely make available, or that we are intending to make available in the near future.
The publication scheme also indicates whether the Board will make a charge for providing the information requested.
The Information Commissioner is responsible for overseeing the Freedom of Information Act (together with the Data Protection Act 1998). By law, the Board and all other public authorities must:
- adopt and maintain a ‘publication scheme’;
- confirm or deny (when requested) whether or not information is held; and
- provide that information (or explain why it will not be provided) within 20 working days.
Most requests for information will be provided free of charge, although sometimes the Board may make a charge, for example for postage, photocopying, or providing tapes or disks. Further information about Freedom of information is available on the Information Commissioner’s website.
Information recently released – disclosure log
The log shows information released by the Board of the Pension Protection Fund in response to Freedom of Information requests. Please note that sometimes it may not be possible to publish information on the internet, for example third party personal data.
How to make an information request
Board Secretary, Pension Protection Fund, Renaissance, 12 Dingwall Road, Croydon, CR0 2NATelephone:
0330 123 2222 (you will be required to submit your request in writing)Textphone:
0845 600 2542 (if you are deaf or speech or hearing impaired)Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information you need to include in your request:
- Name - the law requires that a requester must provide enough of their real name to give anyone reading that request a reasonable indication of their identity (so, for example, we cannot accept a request which just includes your first name)
- Contact address so that we can send the information to you and in case we may require you to clarify any of the information you are seeking. (This can be sent by letter, fax or email)
- Please describe the information that you’d like us to provide you with as fully as you can and be as specific as possible.
- It is not necessary for you to tell us why you want the information (we will not ask you why you want it either)
- Before you submit your request, it might be worth checking whether the information has already been published in the publication scheme.
- You must submit your request in writing (this can include email or fax)
- You do not have to state that you are submitting your request in connection with the Freedom of Information Act. However, to avoid doubt we recommend that you do so.
- Do not worry if you are unsure whether the information you are requesting is covered by the Freedom of Information legislation. It is our duty to tell you whether it is covered by this or any other legislation, and we will let you know this in our response
Further advice is available in our Freedom of Information FAQs.