The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires public authorities to produce and maintain "Publication Schemes". A Publication Scheme is a guide to the information that the Council routinely makes available. The scheme will also include information regarding how the information will be made available, such as via the Council Website or by inspection, as well as whether any charges will be made for providing the information.

The scheme lists the categories, or "classes" of information that are available and Sandwell's scheme contains seven classes of information. The scheme does not list every document that the Council produces, but details what information is available within each "class".


  • Who we are and what we do
  • What we spend and what we spend it on
  • What our priorities are and how we are doing
  • The services we offer
  • How we make decisions
  • Policies and procedures
  • Lists and registers

If you would like to raise any issue in respect of our Publication Scheme, please do so in writing to:

Information Management Unit

Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
B69 3DE