The excellent people who brought us www.theyworkforyou.com, the website that tells you what MPs have been saying and writing, have set up a website called “what do they know?” that helps you to make or explore freedom of informations requests to public bodies like the Government or your local council.
You can use their site to make the freedom of information request, or to read what other reqests have been made.
You choose the public authority that you would like information from, then write a brief note describing what you want to know. We then send your request to the public authority. Any response they make is automatically published on the website for you and anyone else to find and read.
the public body has to reply either giving you an answer or giving you a valid legal reason why the information is confidential.
The site is called what do they know