Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

The Gambling Commission is committed to being open about what we do and how we come to our decisions.

In accordance with FOIA we make information available and regularly publish and update the information on our website. This includes our publication scheme, which contains the information we need to provide to comply with the Information Commissioner's definition documents.

How much do we charge?

All the information provided on our website is available free of charge.  Requests for hard copies of this information may be subject to charges for any expenses incurred, including photocopying, printing and postage.

How to make an FOI request

If the information you are looking for is not on our website, you can make an FOI request.

We will respond to requests for information as soon as possible and within the statutory period (20 working days). If for any reason we are unable to do this we will write to you and let you know why. 

FOIA provides limited circumstances where public authorities may legitimately withhold requested information (the exemptions). If the Gambling Commission decides that requested information is exempt from disclosure we will write to you and let you know why. 

Instances where information may be exempt from disclosure might include where that information relates to other identifiable persons, where disclosure would undermine our work, including operational activities and policy development, or where the information requested is subject to legal professional privilege. 

Some of the information held by the Gambling Commission is provided to us by other parties. Where this information is subject to a request we will let the third party know, though the decision to disclose remains our responsibility. We will not disclose information to the detriment of any party’s commercial interests. More information about the exemptions can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.


Page last reviewed: February 2012

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