Publication scheme - Guide to Information

The Publication Scheme is information we proactively publish to make it easier for you to understand how we make decisions and spend public money.

The information is available in one or more of these formats …

CSV = A comma-separated values, file stores tabular data (numbers and text) in plain-text form.

PDF = Portable Document Format is a file format used to represent documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems.

URL = A uniform resource locator, Internet link to the information.

XLS = Microsoft Excel format spreadsheet document

XML = Extensible Markup Language is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.

Information Reuse

Most to the information in the publication scheme is owned by the Council and is published under Open Government License which means it can be used for research, reporting or publication.

However, where the information listed is not owned by the Council, copyright licensing rules apply and you must get the information owner permission to use it.

The information cannot be edited or used selectively to distort or misrepresent the data as a whole.

Some information may be removed, known as redaction, because of a Freedom of Information Act exemption. For example, because it includes personal information that could identify an individual, or information that is commercially sensitive.

Publication Scheme charges 

Most of the information is available free of charge but for other information a charge may be payable - please see our Access to Information Charging Schedule October 2017 for more information about the other charges that may apply.

Online - free of charge unless we tell you charges apply in the publication scheme.

Inspection – free of charge but charges may apply if we need to provide printed copies. An appointment must be made to view information.

Email - free of charge unless we tell you charges apply in the publication scheme.

Printed copies by post – printing and postage costs may apply.

Any charges must be paid before we will provide the information.

Please choose the relevant information heading in this list to see the information available.


Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Additional information is available through our FOI Disclosure log which lists responses for recent information requests.

Please contact us at if can’t find what you’re looking for, or if you need the publication scheme information as a printed copy.

Contact details

Post address:
Freedom of Information Officer
Derby City Council
Council House
Corporation Street
Phone: 01332 640763
Minicom: 01332 640666