Local Government

Local authorities and councils can manage all aspects of Freedom of Information (FOI) request and Data Protection (DPA) / Subject Access Request (SAR), Complaints and other correspondence, securely in eCase. No more switching between systems.


Get the whole picture

Have complete oversight of all cases - their status, their owners and any issues - straight from your eCase workbasket.

Get a comprehensive set of reporting tools, giving you an aerial view of where everything is at any one time, including a quick overview of performance with the Stats Dashboard.

Work on a wide variety of correspondence in a slick, modern, intuitive system, that moves with the times and your needs.

Do it all in eCase.

Log, process, respond to and even redact correspondence for your organisation and keep all your information in one place - securely. eCase helps you collaborate with others and manage the whole process, making it easier for you to deliver quality responses, faster.


Manage cases and communications quicker and better

Key Terms

Tag your council’s correspondence, FOI, EIR and SAR cases with Key Terms (keywords that help categorise a case) to identify other cases that might be similar and help you produce a response.



Link Cases

Group similar cases together to avoid duplication of effort and ensure that you answer consistently and efficiently. Teams across your local authority can see relevant previous correspondence which will help you coordinate your response.

Be joined up and consistent

Standard Lines

Create responses quicker using Standard Lines (boilerplate text responses). eCase even suggests Standard Lines to you, based on the case type (FOI / EIR or DPA / SAR, or Complaint) and the Key Terms you’ve used. There’s no need to search – just select with a click.

Response templates

Your response templates are instantly available for everyone to use. You can have personalised templates for teams, and even individual council officials - eCase will suggest the right templates for each.



Get the background

Find out the things that cases have in common using eCase's powerful search. Look up previous correspondence by postcode, by person, by area, topic etc.

You can even save your search criteria, so you can run frequent searches quicker next time

Never lose a case

Once a case is logged in eCase, it's there for good: it can't be deleted accidentally. Everything has to be allocated out or passed back, so cases always have an owner and can't get lost between teams.

There's a complete audit trail and you can track activity using the library of standard reports.



Never miss a deadline

See where you are against FOI, SAR and Complaint case deadlines at a glance, straight from your workbasket with eCase clocks. The clocks allocate time for each key step in the process.

Legislative Compliance

  • Records outcomes and includes all the FOI exemptions
  • Helps you manage Internal Reviews and Appeals and more, straight from within eCase
  • Includes ‘Stop the clock’ for FOI clarifications and lets you add Public Interest Test (PIT) extensions
  • Manages SAR ID Verifications
  • Ready for the changes to SARs that the GDPR will bring.

Everything you need for your council's FOI and SAR compliance is built into eCase

Get the information that matters straight to your inbox

Get simple reports by email on the key things you need to know however often you like with Digest Emails.


Available, Anywhere

eCase is cloud-based, so you can work from anywhere. You don’t need to install any software and you aren't tied to your desk.

You can work on any device, from anywhere your IT allows.

Choose the delivery options that are right for you: eCase can be delivered on the Internet or PNN.


eCase Redact

Easily redact sensitive information in your documents, add comments to each redaction and assign FOI exemptions to them in eCase. Everything’s audited so you can easily trace who redacted what.

eCase removes all redacted and hidden information from the file completely, based on the National Archives’ best practice for redaction. It also includes the controls to prevent accidental release of documents.



Choose eCase

Local Authorities and Councils are already successfully using eCase to process and respond to FOIs, EIRs, DPAs/SARs and more. It's packed with features that make it quicker and easier to manage cases and correspondence.

Backed by our knowledgeable, friendly support team, we look after the IT so you can focus on delivering quality responses, on time.

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eCase is used by the Ministry of Defence, HM Treasury, HMRC, DWP, DCMS and more.
Find out how eCase can help you and why it is the correspondence case management service the public sector relies on.

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