Publication scheme guide to information

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and statutory instruments require us to publish and maintain a publication scheme. This must set out the types of information we publish, the way it’s published and whether we charge for providing it.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) oversees and enforces FOIA. Under the publication scheme, authorities must produce a guide to the specific information they hold and which is contained within any of the following 7 classes:

We’ll review and update our information guide and its contents on a regular basis.

The ICO recognises that the following categories don’t need to be made available under the information guide:

  • where we don’t hold the information
  • where the information is exempt or its release is prohibited under another statute
  • where the information is archived, out of date or otherwise inaccessible
  • where it would be impractical or resource-intensive to prepare the material for routine release

Administrative arrangements

There is no charge for information that can be downloaded from our website. Various charging structures apply to hard copy versions of certain information classes. A pound sign (£) is used to indicate material for which there is a charge.

Consumer information

FCA consumer information is available free to consumers to view and download.

Contact us 

If you have comments and complaints about the publication scheme, you can contact us in the following ways:

By post
FOI Publication Requests
Financial Conduct Authority
12 Endeavour Square
London E20 1JN

By email
[email protected]

By phone
0800 111 6768 (free phone) or 0300 500 8082 from the UK, or +44 207 066 1000 from abroad

If your complaint can’t be resolved, you may refer it to the ICO:

By post
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Cheshire SK9 5AF

By phone
0303 123 1113

Copyright statement

The FCA owns the copyright and any other rights in all material on this site other than any Parliamentary material, third party stock images (such as photographs) and other material as indicated. This includes but is not limited to the information and documents within our information guide. If you want to copy or use any materials on our website, please refer to our copyright notice and disclaimer for the terms and conditions applicable.

Page updates

18/08/2020: Editorial amendment