Freedom of Information

Under The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) you have a general right of access to all types of ‘recorded’ information held by public authorities.

When you ask us for information under FOIA, we will:

  • Acknowledge your request within two working days
  • Provide you with the information you have asked within 20 working days of receiving your request
  • Provide you with advice and assistance to gain access to our information
  • Inform you of the exemption that applies if we are not releasing the information you want
  • Advise you how to appeal if you are not satisfied with our response.

Please note that in rare cases where we calculate that it will cost more than £450 (the ‘appropriate limit’ as per the Freedom of Information Act 2000) to collate and provide the information you have requested, we may decline to provide the information or issue a fees notice.

For further information on the FOI Act, please check the ICO homepage:


How to make a Freedom of Information request

Your request must:

  • Be in writing (preferably email or post). We cannot take FOI requests by phone.
  • Contain a contact name and address – we may need to contact you to clarify the request.
  • Contain a clear description of the information required.

If possible, please use our FOI request form

FOI requests can be sent to the following email address: 

You can also send requests for information to us via post:

Greater Manchester Combined Authority,
Broadhurst House,
56 Oxford Street,
M1 6EU 

If you have any questions regarding FOI, please contact us at