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 


Matt is a digital journalist, freelancer and has written a book on the Freedom of Information Act for journalists. He runs this site in his spare time aiming to help raise awareness of the Freedom of Information Act and its uses. He can be found tweeting @mattburgess1.


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