About FOI

The Freedom of Information Act came into force in January 2005.

This section contains a wide range of information about the FOI Act and the ways in which the Act covers the BBC. Use the links below to find out more.

  • GlossaryFind out the meaning of some of the terms used in the Act.
  • Complaints How to make a complaint to the BBC about our response to a request for information. Exemptions Exemptions Learn when the BBC is entitled to withhold information under the Act.
  • Exemptions Learn when the BBC is entitled to withhold information under the Act.
  • Charges Find out about fees that might occur when making a request.