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Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) was passed on 30 November 2000.  The Act:
  1. gives a general right of access to information held by public authorities, subject to the exemptions set out in the Act
  2. 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).
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The Financial Reporting Council Limited is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England number 2486368. Registered Office: 8th Floor, 125 London Wall, London EC2Y 5AS