Freedom of Information Act policy

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Following government advice to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), all our offices have been closed and staff are now working from home.

During this time we will not be able to collect any post sent to our offices. Please ensure that any post sent to us in the last seven days and any future correspondence is sent by email until further notice:

If these temporary arrangements are not accessible to you, please contact us on 0161 829 8327, leave a message and we will call you back to discuss ways of making adjustments.

This policy aims to set out the obligations of the Commission to comply with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000.

The Freedom of Information Act gives people the right to request, in writing, information from public authorities.  It is intended to promote a culture of openness and accountability amongst public sector bodies, and therefore facilitate better public understanding of how public authorities carry out their duties, why they make the decisions they do, and how they spend public money.

This policy is also available in Welsh. If you would like the policy in another language or format (such as Braille, audio CD, large print or Easy Read) please contact our Information Governance Team.

To find out how to make a request please download the freedom of information policy.

You can make a request under the Freedom of Information Act in a number of ways:

by e-mail:

in writing:

For requests relating to England:
Attention: Information Governance Team
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Arndale House
The Arndale Centre
Manchester M4 3AQ

For requests relating to Wales:
EHRC Wales
Block 1 Spur D, Government Buildings
St Agnes Rd
CF14 4YJ

For requests relating to Scotland:
151 West George Street
2nd Floor
G2 2JJ

Related documents:

See also:

Last updated: 06 Sep 2021