After 10 years of the Freedom of Information Act being in operation in the UK there is a large number of resources which exist to help requesters and information professionals alike.

Also, the community of individuals, journalists, information practitioners and more who surround the Act are generally very helpful and committed to promoting the good the Act does.

Below is a list of tools and resources, which are useful for those making, or intending to make FOI requests. Some are produced by FOI Directory, but others are external.

FOI Request Template 

EIR Request Template

Request Tracking Spreadsheet 

FOI Complaint Snippets 

Internal Review Templates

FOI Experts 

FOI Legislation

FOI in Court 

ICO Decision Notice Search

Better ICO Decision Notice Search 

First Tier Tribunal 

Scottish Information Commissioner 


I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.