Freedom of Information Act 2000

  • How to make a Freedom of Information Request
  • Fees
  • Access to Information
  • Freedom of Information Request and Elections Office Exemptions
  • Useful Information and Contact Details
  • Disclosure Log


    How to make a Freedom of Information Request

  • The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 gives you the right to request information from public authorities, such as Corby Borough Council.  The FOIA helps people get a better understanding of how public authorities, such as Corby Borough Council, carry out their duties, make decisions and spend public money. 

    If you would like to make a request for information that is not available from the Guide To Information, then please submit in one of the following ways:-

    You can complete an on-line request form

    or write to:                     

    Freedom of Information

    Corby Borough Council

    The Corby Cube

    George Street



    NN17 1QG

    or email:

    Your request will be answered within 20 working days.  However, if the request is considered complex and voluminous, it can be extended to 40 days.

    When making a request, please try to be specific.  The more information provided, the easier it is for the Council to provide an accurate and quick response.


    You will not normally be charged for making an FOI request, but if Corby Borough Council estimates that gathering the information costs more than £450.00 (which equates to 18 hours), then your request will be refused. You will however be given the opportunity to narrow down your request or pay the cost of gathering the information.  You may also be charged for any necessary copying and postage charges in sending the information to you. Where a fee is charged in respect of this, you will be advised and it will be necessary to pay this fee before the information is released.  If the fee is not paid within three months of the original request, the request will be considered lapsed.


    Access to Information

    The supply of documents under the FOIA is protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1998. You do not have an automatic right to re-use the information for commercial gain (e.g. by making multiple copies, publishing, and issuing copies to the public without permission of the Council).


    Freedom of Information Request and Elections Office Exemptions

    Please note that under Freedom of Information (FOI) Regulations, neither the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) nor the local Returning Officer (RO) fall within the jurisdiction of FOI requests.


    Useful Information and Contact Details


    For education, highways, parking tickets and social services, please contact Northamptonshire County Council as follows:-


    Freedom of Information and Data Protection Team
    Northamptonshire County Council
    Ground Floor, John Dryden House

    8-10 The Lakes, Northampton
    NN4 7YD

    Fax – 01604 237004 

    For the Information Commissioner’s Office, please contact:-

    Information Commissioner’s Office

    Wycliffe House

    Water Lane



    SK9 5AF

    Telephone - 08456 30 60 60 

    For the Local Government Ombudsman, please contact:-

    The Local Government Ombudsman

    PO Box 4771


    CV4 0EH

    Telephone - 0300 061 0614/0845 602 1983

    Disclosure Log

    Corby Borough Council does not have a full disclosure log of requests.  However, below you will find links to information for some of the more frequently asked Freedom of Information questions:-

    Budget Books

    Contracts Register

    Council Meetings and Minutes

    Guide To Information    

    Homelessness - Please be advised that information relating to Homelessness is collated by Central Government from the P1E quarterly returns provided by Local Authorities. These live tables, which are updated on a quarterly basis. 

    Licenses – Five councils within Northamptonshire (Corby, Daventry, East Northamptonshire, Kettering and Wellingborough) have combined resources and set up a centralised unit to administer the processing of all licences under the Licensing Act 2003 e.g. sale of alcohol, regulated entertainment, late night refreshment etc, Gambling Act 2005 e.g. betting shops, gaming machines , gambling premises, raffles / lottery registrations etc and the Environmental Health Licensing e.g. tattoo, animal boarding, street collections, riding establishments etc.  The Central Administration Unit can be contacted at

    No Next of Kin/Public Funerals

    Planning Applications

    Statement of Accounts

    Taxi/Private Hire Licensing

    Transparency Data

    Business Rates/NNDR information - please note that these reports are updated on a quarterly basis.

    Full Property List  - All premises liable for NNDR/Business Rates

    NNDR Accounts In Credit – Following a recent ICO Decision Notie FS50619844 (February 2017), the Council no longer publishes its NNDR Credit Balances Dataset.  The Council agrees with the Exemption 31(1((a) arguments presented and that on balance 

    Full Property List With Exemptions/Full Property List With Reliefs - Please note that Corby Borough Council will no longer be publishing these details under Section 31(1)a of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 - the prevention or detection of crime, as the release of the information is likely to prejudice the Council's security systems and/or processes and the Council cannot see any public accountability or transparency arguments that enables it to fully consider the public interest arguments for disclosing this information.  Therefore, there is no likely benefit to the wider public in releasing this information.

    Empty Council Tax PropertiesPlease note that Council Borough Council will no longer be publishing these details under Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Data Protection. This is because the information constitutes personal data as defined by the Data Protection Act 2018 and such disclosure would be likely to break Principle 2 of the Data Protection Act 2018 – (Data Subjects).  This exemption is an absolute exemption and is not subject to a public interest test.


Last updated: Monday 7th September 2020 01:32:53 PM
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