Guide to information: classes of information
The model publication scheme we have adopted requires us to publish information in the following categories or classes:
Class 1: about us
Information about the authority, who we are, where to find us, how to contact us, how we are managed and our external relations.
Class 2: how we deliver our functions and services
Information about our work, our strategy and policies for delivering functions and services and information for our service users.
- our policies
- ministerial conduct
- the Civil Service
- public bodies in Scotland
- public sector
- how to complain to the Scottish Government
Class 3: how we take our decisions and what we decided
Information about the decisions we take, how we make decisions and how we involve others.
- our consultations
- impact assessments
- policy advisory groups and independent reviews (includes links to minutes)
Class 4: what we spend and how we spend it
Information about our strategy for, and management of, financial resources.
- government finance
- transparency information
- government spend
- Scottish Budget
- public sector pay
- Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) information
Class 5: how we manage our human, physical and information resources
Class 6: how we procure our goods and services from external providers
Information about how we procure works, goods and services, and our contracts with external providers.
Class 7: how we are performing
Information about how we perform as an organisation, and how well we deliver our functions and services.
Class 8: our commercial publications
Class 9: our open data
Freedom of Information Unit
St Andrew's House - 2W