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Statement on Freedom of Information

Local Government Yorkshire and Humber seeks to use internet technologies to provide open and low cost access to a wide range of information. This website - - is therefore the main source for published information.

LGYH, though not bound by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, acts within the spirit of the Act and aims to be as open as possible by making as much information as possible, publicly available on our website. We will disclose recorded information held by it, subject to a range of exemptions. A full list of exemptions can be found at the Ministry of Justice website or the Information Commissioner's website. We will usually respond within 20 working days of receipt of written requests. If we are not able to meet that deadline, for good reason, we will keep the applicant informed. If there are any sensitivities associated with the request we will provide as much information as possible and explain why certain information has been withheld. If the request actually relates to another organisation or contact we has worked with; we will forward the request to them and inform the applicant of this. We may charge for information where the cost of complying with the request in staff time and photocopying charges exceeds £450. We will inform the applicant of this charge before the work is undertaken.

Detailed below are the main categories of information that LGYH makes available to members of the public.

  • Governance and Member information: Includes details of Membership of LGYH and other bodies
  • Corporate information: Includes Constitution, Code of conduct for members, details about the register of members' interests, Finances, Staffing Information
  • Events and Meeting information: Includes information about meetings and events, agendas, meeting papers, updates and minutes
  • Publications and Reports: Includes bulletins from LGYH, strategies and reports on specific topics

Freedom of Information requests should be sent to Paul Cartwright at LGYH by e-mail:

or by post to: Local Government Yorkshire and Humber, The Orangery, Back Lane. Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2TG

You can see more information about the Act itself on the Information Commissioner's website:


LGYH: The Orangery, Back Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TG Telephone: 01924 200 262 email:

Service Transformation in the North - In June 2014, NLGN and its partners convened a workshop  to discuss how councils in the North were integrating and transforming their public services. This paper summarises the discussion. More information here.

APPG Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire report following the session on the bioeconomy is now online, along with the APPG letter sent to Lord DeMauley following the meeting . More information here.

Yorkshire and Humber Local Authorities have submitted a joint letter to the DfT Rail Franchising consultation . More information here.

The APPG Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire report following the session on local transport investment and growth is now available. More information here.