Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

Freedom of Information for local councils: obligations, procedures and exemption

Course tutor:

Breakthrough Communications are NALC's National Partner for advice, guidance and services on parish and town council communications and engagement, and Data Protection, GDPR and Freedom of Information. The experienced team at Breakthrough Communications understand what good communication and effective compliance look like. As a team of communications professionals, including councillors and clerks, Breakthrough Communications also has insight into the unique world of parish and town councils.


This course looks at what requirements and obligations local councils have when it comes to Freedom of Information and related legislation including EIR. We look at what policies and procedures councils should have in place, how to ensure officers and councillors are aware of their obligations and what steps to take when you get an FOI request, and what exemptions may potentially apply and when.


£35 per delegate (member rate)

£115 per delegate (non-member rate)


16th June 2023 10am-12pm

25th August 2023 9.30-11.30am

25th September 2023 1-3pm

3rd November 2023 1-3pm

1st December 2023 1-3pm

22nd January 2023 1-3pm

Last updated: Wed, 30 Aug 2023 09:36