Publication scheme guide to information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and statutory instruments require us to publish and maintain a publication scheme setting out the types of information we publish, the way it is published and whether we charge for providing it.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) oversees and enforces the Freedom of Information Act. 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 within the scheme:

  • Who we are and what we do
    Organisational information and structures, careers at the FCA, biographies of our Executive Team and Management Board members, information about the legal basis for our activities, and information about how to contact us.
  • What we spend and how we spend it
    Financial information about projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit. Our financial statements and budgets, and information about our pay and grading structure.
  • What our priorities are and how we are doing
    Our strategies and plans, performance indicators, inspections and reviews. Our corporate plan and annual reports.
  • How we make decisions
    Decision making processes and records of decisions. Consultations, summary minutes of FCA Board meetings and internal guidance.
  • Our policies and procedures
    Current written protocols that we follow when delivering our services and responsibilities. Our policies and procedures for providing our services and for the recruitment and employment of staff, complaints procedure and records management policy.
  • Lists and registers
    Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to our functions. Includes our Disclosure Log.
  • The services we offer
    Advice and guidance, booklets, leaflets, newsletters and media releases. 

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

The ICO recognises that information falling within the following categories does not need to be made available under the information guide:

  • where we do not hold the information
  • where the information is exempt under one of the Freedom of Information exemptions or Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) exceptions, 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  • where the information is archived, out of date or otherwise inaccessible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 directly from our website. Various charging structures apply to hard copy versions of certain information classes.

A pound sign (£) is used to indicate that the class may contain material for which there is a charge.

Consumer information

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

Comments and complaints about the publication scheme

By post

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

By email

[email protected]

By phone

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

If your complaint cannot be resolved you may refer it to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO’s contact details are:

By post

Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Cheshire SK9 5AF

By phone

0303 123 1113

Copyright statement

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