The Freedom of Information Act 2000 sets out the obligations that public authorities have when it comes to providing information.
These obligations apply to the Bank of England, with the exception of our activities in the following areas:
- monetary policy
- operations to support financial institutions for stability reasons
- private banking and related services.
- who we are and what we do
- what we spend and how we spend it
- what our priorities are and how we are doing
- how we make decisions
- policies and procedures
- lists and registers
- the services we offer.
We are of the view that, as the location of all proactive information we make available, our website constitutes our publication scheme.
Most of this information is also available in our Annual Report .
Freedom of information requests
Under the Freedom of Information Act, you can make a request for information you think we might hold that is not available on our website.
To do this, you must:
- Put your request in writing, describing the information you are looking for as clearly as possible.
- Include your name and address so that we can reply.
- Send your request by email to email@example.com or by post to Information Access Team (TS-Mz), Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AH.
We aim to answer requests for information within 20 working days of receiving them. If you are not happy with the handling of your request or our response, you should write to the Information Access Team Manager at the address above.
Requests for personal information