See also the Law Subject Guide on the Library Gateway.
The Freedom of Information Act allows you to request and receive information from a huge number of publicly-funded bodies. There are several exemptions to the Act, however, so not all requests may succeed.
Before you make a FOI request, it may be worth doing some checking first. Most bodies affected by the act should have:
Checking these before you make a request will avoid wasting time making requests for information that is already available, or help you formulate your own request to improve its chances of success.