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Publications Scheme

Under the Freedom of Information Act, public authorities are required to adopt a Model Publication Scheme drawn up by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). This sets out the kind of information which the ICO expects to be available for a public body such as Royal Berkshire Fire Authority (RBFA), as defined in the “Definition Document for Joint Authorities and Boards in Part II of Schedule I of the Freedom of Information Act 2000”.

This information guide details what information authorities are committed to publishing routinely so that the information is readily available to the public quickly and easily, for example via a website.

The ICO would expect this information to be made available unless:

  • The information is not held.
  • The information is exempt under one of the Freedom of Information (FOI) or Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) exemptions or its release is prohibited under another statute.
  • The information is archived, out of date or otherwise inaccessible.
  • It would be impractical or resource-intensive to prepare the material for routine release.

The following sections indicate the current availability of RBFA and Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) information made available under this publication scheme.

Who We Are and What We Do

What We Spend and How We Spend It

Our Priorities and How We Are Doing

How We Make Decisions

Our Policies and Procedures

Lists and Registers

*Note: the indicated registers above are available for inspection at our premises for information prior to 2016.
If you wish to inspect them please email or phone our reception at headquarters
on 0118 945 2888.

Register of Members’ Interests 

Register of Gifts and Hospitality  

The Services We Offer