Every organisation covered by the Freedom of Information Act ("the Act") has a legal duty to adopt and maintain a Publication Scheme. The main purpose of a Publication Scheme is to make information readily available to the public without the need for specific written requests. Schemes are intended to encourage organisations to publish proactively, and to develop a greater culture of openness.
All Publication Scheme's now have to adopt the model scheme as stipulated and approved by the Information Commissioner's Office. The BBC has adopted the model scheme set out for all non-departmental public bodies.
The BBC is committed to:
The focus of the BBC's Publication Scheme is information about the organisations constitution, how the Corporation is managed and run, and other administrative information. This is because the Act does not apply to information held for the dominant purpose of creating the BBC's output (TV, radio, online), or information that supports and is closely associated with these activities.
This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.