Model publication scheme  Classes of information

The classes of information will generally include: 

  1. Who we are and what we do: organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.
  2. What we spend and how we spend it: financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.
  3. What our priorities are and how we are doing: strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.
  4. How we make decisions: policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.
  5. Our policies and procedures: current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.      
  6. Lists and registers: information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.
  7. The services we offer: advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases. A description of the services offered.

The classes of information will not generally include:

  • Information that the disclosure of which is prevented by law, or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, or is otherwise properly considered to be protected from disclosure.
  • Information in draft form.
  • Information that is no longer readily available as it is contained in files that have been placed in archive storage, or is difficult to access for similar reasons.

University of Leeds Publication Scheme

This Publication Scheme is designed in line with the Information Commissioner’s Model Publication Scheme for universities. The information contained in the weblinks is available as hard copy on request, although the University reserves the right to make a charge for printing or photocopying costs. For any enquiries relating to the scheme email the Publication Scheme Co-ordinator via

Who we are and what we do

What we spend and how we spend it

What our priorities are and how we are doing

How we make decisions

Key policies and procedures

Lists and registers

The services we offer