Freedom Of Information
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives the public a general right of access to information held by public authorities. With the exception of personal information (access to which is covered by the Data Protection Act 1998) you can ask for any information at all, and you should be provided with a response within a month. However, some information may be withheld to protect various interests which are allowed for by the Act.
Most requests will be answered free of charge, although requestors may be asked to meet costs in certain circumstances. Requests may be refused if it is expected to cost more than £600 to find the information and prepare it for release. Further details regarding your rights under the Act can be obtained from the GOV.UK website.
The main HMRC website provides guidance regarding how to find information HMRC already publishes, as well as how to make requests for information under both the Freedom of Information and Data Protection Acts. It also lists circumstances where information will not be released.
Trade Statistics requests
Before making a request for UK trade statistics related data we request that you consider:
Our Customer Service team may be able to resolve a direct enquiry more quickly than a formal request
under the Act due to the formal procedures that apply.
Freedom of Information Disclosure Log
The information and data released by HMRC Trade Statistics unit under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 can be viewed below. There are also other HMRC information releases