FOI (Freedom Of Information)
A Freedom of Information (FOI) request is a formal way to access information held by the government or public bodies. It’s like submitting an official inquiry to obtain specific documents or details that might not be readily available to the public. By making such a request, you can ask for reports, emails, or other relevant records. You also need to mention the specific timeframe you’re interested in, so they know when to look for the information. The primary purpose of FOI requests is to ensure transparency and accountability in government operations. It empowers individuals to stay informed about important matters that may affect them and promotes a more open and accountable government.