Freedom of Information

What is Freedom of Information?

The Freedom of Information Act has the purpose of promoting greater openness by public authorities. It gives the public a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities. This means members of the public can question the decisions of public authorities more closely and therefore can help improve the delivery of services provided by the public sector.

The Act recognises that you have the right to know how public authorities are organised and run, and how much they cost. You also have the right to know which services are being provided, the targets that are being set, the standards of services that are expected and the results achieved.

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS)

UK SBS is committed to transparency and the principles contained in the Freedom of Information Act. We are therefore following the FOI guidance in this publication scheme, informing how and when information is available. UK SBS will continue to conduct an open and honest service for its employees, clients and the public.

The UK SBS Publication Scheme

There are seven sections to the publication scheme:

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires that every business in the UK with a total turnover of £36m or more must produce and publish a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year. Read the UK SBS Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement.

We will continue to develop this publication scheme. Find more information on our publication scheme.​​

If you have a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, please email