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 FOIA) 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 FOIA, please check the Information Commissioner's Office website (opens in a new tab)

 How to make a Freedom of Information (FOI) 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 (doc)

FOI requests can be sent to the following email address: 

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

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

If you have any questions regarding FOI, please email: