What is Freedom of Information?

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act (FOISA) was introduced in 2002 to make the information held by public bodies more accessible. Anyone can access the information held by Scottish public authorities and the Scottish Public Pensions Agency has a duty to reply to Freedom of Information requests.

Emergency extension of FOI timescales

Emergency extension of timescales under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) came into force on 7 April 2020.

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 temporarily extends the upper time limit for responding from 20 to 60 working days.

However, the SPPA will still respond promptly to requests for information.

Our online guide to the information we hold

SPPA’s online guide to information has been developed in line with the Scottish Information Commissioner's model publication scheme and describes how we work and the information we routinely publish.

Commercial publications and open data

Please note that SPPA does not make any publications available on a commercial basis and currently does not publish any open data.

You can find out more about your Freedom of Information rights from the Scottish Information Commissioner.