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Welcome to The Open University's Subsidiary Companies website. Here you will find a guide to the Subsidiary Companies publication scheme which consists of four groups of classes of information.

The site also contains information about the FoI Act and its implementation.

This site was last checked in May 2018.

Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 received Royal Assent on 30th November 2000. It establishes a general right of access to information held by public authorities, subject to certain exemptions.

It will provide a statutory right of access to information about the Open University's operations (subject to certain exemptions)


Full access rights came into force in January 2005, with publication schemes being phased in on a sector by sector basis.

Publication Schemes

One of the aims of the Freedom of Information Act is that public authorities should be clear and proactive about the information they make available to the public. The Act requires all public authorities to produce publication schemes, setting out what information they will make available as a matter of course, and when and how they will make it available.

Contact us

Requests for the provision of information contained in this scheme (other than via the university's website) should be sent to the Freedom of Information Manager at:

PO Box 497
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes

Email: Freedom-of-Information


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