- Ministerial departments
- Non-ministerial departments
- Executive agencies
- Advisory bodies
- Executive non-departmental public bodies
- Other central government bodies
- Public corporations
Local and regional
- Local councils
- Town and Parish councils
- Housing ALMOs
- Assessors for Valuation joint boards (Scotland)
- Housing associations
- Joint Committees
- Licensing boards (Scotland)
- Local safeguarding children boards
- Municipal banks
- New Deal for Communities partnership
- North/south bodies
- Urban Development Company
- Valuation joint boards (Scotland)
- Companies owned by local government
- Bodies funded by local government
- Charter trustees
- Local Enterprise Partnerships
- Local government other
- Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Boards
- University colleges
- Cambridge colleges
- Durham colleges
- Oxford colleges
- Groups of universities
- University owned companies
- Higher education institutions
- Further education institutions
- Exam boards
- Research councils
- Education and library boards
- Regional Broadband Consortia
- School inspectorates
Environment and agriculture
- Agricultural dwelling house advisory committees
- Agricultural wages committees
- Inshore fisheries and conservation authorities
- Internal drainage boards
- Marine conservation zones
- National park authorities
- Regional park authorities
- Sea fisheries committees
- Waste disposal authorities
- Waste management authorities (Northern Ireland)
- Water companies
- Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Boards
- NHS bodies
- NHS trusts
- Primary care trusts
- NHS in Wales
- Community Health Councils (Wales)
- NHS in Northern Ireland
- GP commissioning consortia
- Health / social care
- Health Informatic Services
- Port health authorities
- Public health observatories
- Strategic health authorities
- Special health authorities
- Healthwatch organisations
- GP Surgery
Media and culture
Military and security services
- Policing bodies
- Police forces
- Police and Crime Commissioners
- Police and Crime Panels
- Policing and community safety partnerships
- Fire and rescue services
Law making bodies, the courts and the legal system
- UK Parliament
- National Parliaments and Assemblies
- Coroners' offices
- Approved regulators of legal services
- Probation boards
- Independent monitoring boards (for prisons)
- Rules committees
- Community justice authorities
Transport and infrastructure
- Airport companies
- Bus companies
- Companies controlling national infrastructure
- Navigation authorities
- Passenger transport executives
- Port authorities
- Railway companies
- Safer Roads Partnership
- Toll companies
- Trunk road agencies (Wales)
- Telecommunications Company
Groups of public authorities
- Defunct bodies
- Cultural consortia
- District policing partnerships
- Government offices for the regions
- Police authorities
- Probation trusts
- Regional assemblies
- Regional development agencies
- Regional flood defence committees
- Test authorities
Found 31 public authorities in the category ‘Voluntary’
Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland Also called ACPOS. ACPOS works within the spirit of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 even though it is not subject to the Act. The organisation ceas...
Birkbeck College Students’ Union Also called Birkbeck Students’ Union. Although not strictly subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Birbeck College’s Byelaws state that "The Union shall operate and conduct itself...
Chartered Institute of Legal Executives Also called CILEx. Although CILEx is not a prescribed public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, it endeavours to follow the spirit of the...
Church Commissioners The Church Commissioners are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Church Commissioners are a statutory body established by the...
Churches Conservation Trust "The Churches Conservation Trust is technically not a public body, being established under ecclesiastical legislation, but its sponsor, the Department...
Church of Scotland The Church of Scotland is not subject to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. It does however answer requests for information as a ma...
Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland The Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland has technically never been made subject to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Noneth...
Defence, Press and Broadcasting Advisory Committee Also called DPBAC. Responsible for the "DA-Notices System". The DA-Notice System is a means of providing advice and guidance to the media about defence and counter-terro...
Glasgow 2014 Limited Also called Glasgow 2014. "Glasgow 2014 Limited, the Organising Committee of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games (“OC”) is a private company and is not subject to the Freedom of...
Glasgow Housing Association Limited Also called GHA. This Housing Association is not subject to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The Scottish Information Commissioner has decided that Housi...
Higher Education Statistics Agency Also called hesa. HESA may not technically subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If it is formally subject to the act depends on if all those who own it are th...
Housing Ombudsman Service Also called Housing Ombudsman. "Schedule 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 lists the public bodies which must comply with its provisions. The Housing Ombudsman Service and its...
Legal Complaints Service Also called LCS. Although the Legal Complaints Service is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the LCS will respond to requests as though they were subje...
Local Government Association Also called LGA. The LGA is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000, but has said that it will try to deal with requests for information “within the spirit o...
London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited Also called LOCOG. On their website LOCOG stated: "The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited (“LOCOG”) is a private company and i...
Malvern Hills Conservators The Malvern Hills Conservators are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000, but they have told us: “We are happy to reply to any enquirie...
Museums Galleries Scotland Museums Galleries Scotland is not formally subject to the Freedom of Information Scotland Act however it has stated: "as we are committed to accountabi...
National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit Also called NETCU. NETCU state the following on their website: http://www.netcu.org.uk/foi.jsp "NETCU is not a public authority as defined by Schedule 1 of the FOIA...
National Police Chiefs Council The National Police Chiefs Council appears not to be formally subject to the Freedom of Information Act however its website states: "We are committed t...
New Schools Network "The New Schools Network is an independent, not for profit organisation set up in 2009. The Network aims to improve the quality of education – particu...
North Northants Development Company Also called NNDC. North Northants Development Company is not a Public Authority as defined by the FOI Act, but has nevertheless resolved to comply with the spirit of ope...
Office of the Surveillance Commissioners The OSC is NOT subject to the Freedom of Inforamation Act or Environmental Information Regulations - see http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2008-1...
Parnell Consultancy Limited Also called Parnell Consultancy. Parnell Consultancy Limited is a private limited company that is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The company has asked to be added...
PhonepayPlus Limited PhonepayPlus is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. It has however, voluntarily published a publication scheme and an email address for...
Press Complaints Commission Also called PCC. The PCC is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 however it does perform a public regulatory function. The PCC enforces the Editor's Code...
Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency The Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency (SCDEA) is a statutory body, maintained by the Scottish Police Services Authority (SPSA). The FOISA 200...
Solicitors Regulation Authority Also called SRA. Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Authority will respond to requests as though th...
The Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond Also called Trinity House. Trinity House is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000, however, Trinity House has agreed to act within the spirit of the Act, and as such...
The Law Society Although the Law Society is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Society will respond to requests as though they were subject to the...
The Royal Household The Royal Household is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Despite this "the Royal Household's policy is to provide information as freely a...
Vision + Media While not formally subject to the FOI Act we list this body because it has a role in distributing public funds, and it appears to voluntarily accept re...
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