About Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives you the right of access to information held by public bodies that is not routinely available from other sources.
UCAS is a charity, not a government body. The Freedom of Information Act does not apply to UCAS in the way it does to almost all public authorities. It is subject to Freedom of Information from 1 November 2011, but only in relation to some of its functions. These are set out in The Freedom of Information (Designation as Public Authorities) Order 2011. These functions are the provision and maintenance of a central applications and admissions service in relation to:
- an institution listed in paragraphs 53(1)(a) to (e) and 55(1)(a) and (b) of Part 4 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information Act 2000
- an institution listed in Part 5 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
- the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise.
For details of freely available information, see our Guide to information.
For details about how to obtain information about UCAS, see Requesting information.