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Freedom of Information (FOI) and Environmental Information Regulations (EIR)

Since January 2005, the public has a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public bodies, including local authorities. If you request a piece of information from us, we have a duty to disclose that information, providing we hold it and it is not subject to any legally defined exemptions.

Freedom of Information / Environmental Information Regulations
Freedom of Information Act 2000                                                              Environmental Information Regulations Act 2004
  • Public authorities obliged to publish certain information;
  • Public entitled to request information.
  • Public authorities must make environmental information available proactively;
  • Public entitled to request environmental information.
  • Applies to recorded information;
  • Does not give access to an individual's own personal data

Publication scheme

Before making an FOI request, we have a number of pieces of information available for download that are regularly updated. They are:

  • expenditure over £500;

  • Government procurement card transactions; and

  • procurement information.

A DataShare site is available for the above information via the link below:

Wolverhampton City Council DataShare Site

How to make a freedom of information (FOI) request

To make an FOI request it must be in writing, this includes email.

After that we will:

  • acknowledge your request on receipt;

  • reply in 20 working days;

  • tell you which Fund officer is dealing with your request;

  • provide advice and assistance if you need it;

  • inform you if any exemptions apply. If they do, the Fund does not need to release the information and some exemptions can take longer than 20 days to look at, so we will give you an estimate of when a decision will be made.

There is no charge for FOI requests initially. If the information costs more than a certain amount to collect, the Fund may not be able to provide it.

If you would like to make an FOI request under the Freedom of Information Act, please contact us using one of the following methods:

Completing the form below


In writing: Information Governance - Compliance & Risk Team

West Midlands Pension Fund

PO Box 3948



Please note that you cannot make an FOI request over the phone.

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