Publication Scheme

This is Historic England’s Guide to Information, which lists the information that we routinely make publicly available. We follow the model publication scheme provided by the Information Commissioner's Office.

The Freedom of Information Act requires us to publish information under certain headings, termed 'classes'.

Information regarding which services are charged for and links to costs can also be found here.

Class 1: Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts.

Roles & responsibilities

Class 2: What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit.

Financial statements, budgets and variance reports

Senior staff and board members’ allowances and expenses


Class 3: What our priorities are and how we are doing

Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews

Internal and external performance reviews

Class 4: How we make decisions

Decision making processes and records of decisions.

Major policy proposals and decisions

Internal communications guidance and criteria used for decision making ie process systems and key personnel

Class 5: Policies and procedures

Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering services and responsibilities.

Policies and procedures for the provision of services

Policies and procedures for the recruitment and employment of staff

Customer service

Records management and personal data policies

Charging regimes and policies

Class 6: Lists and registers

Class 7: The services we offer