The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) was passed on 30 November 2000. The Act:
gives a general right of access to information held by public authorities, subject to the exemptions set out in the Act
imposes an obligation on public authorities to produce and maintain a Publication Scheme approved by the Information Commissioner.
The FRC is a public authority for part of its functions (see below).
The FRC and the Act
The FRC is designated as a public authority under section 5 of the Act in relation to the FRC’s exercise of those statutory functions delegated to it under Part 42 Companies Act 2006 (section 1252(3)) and the exercise of the functions pursuant to its appointment as the Independent Supervisor (section 1228(3).