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This report sets out the findings of the IMA’s first survey of almost 3,000 respondents from EU and EEA EFTA nations (Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway).

Read our press release on this via our news page.

Download and read the full report here

Our Operational Guidance handbook outlines the responsibilities of the IMA and how we plan to carry those out. The documents describes the processes the IMA follows and how we work. For a comprehensive version and an easy read version, please see below.

This is the first Annual Plan of the IMA which sets out what and how we are delivering to ensure the rights of EU and EEA EFTA citizens in the UK and Gibraltar are being upheld by UK public bodies.

Download the comprehensive plan here

Download the easy read plan here

This is the publication scheme for the IMA, drawn up under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The purpose of this publication scheme is to set out:

  • classes of information we commit to publish as a matter of course
  • how this information will be published
  • whether the information is available free of charge or on payment

The publication scheme fulfils the requirements of the Information Commissioner as set out in his model publication scheme for FOI public authorities supported by the Commissioner’s definition document for government agencies.

Who we are and what we do
What we spend and how we spend it

Annual Reports

What our priorities are and how we are doing

IMA Strategy

Annual Reports

How we make decisions

Corporate Governance Framework

Board Meeting Minutes

Our policies and procedures
Lists and registers

Board Register of Interest

The services we offer

How this Information will be Published

If you can’t find what you want through this scheme or otherwise through our website, you can make a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act.

The classes of information will not generally include:

  • Information the disclosure of which is prevented by law, or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, or is otherwise properly considered to be protected from disclosure.
  • Information in draft form.
  • Information that is no longer readily available as it is contained in files that have been placed in archive storage or is difficult to access for similar reasons.

Requests to IMA for information under the Freedom of Information Act must be made in writing. To make a request please email or write to us at:

Independent Monitoring Authority

3rd Floor, Swansea Civic Centre

Oystermouth Road



Wherever possible, information is available from us free of charge where it can be downloaded from our website or where it can be sent to you electronically by email. We reserve the right to impose charges for providing information in paper copy. Charges will reflect the actual costs of reproduction and postage.

In the event that a charge is to be levied, you will be advised of the charge and how it has been calculated. Information will not be provided to you until payment has been received.

The Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) monitors public bodies to make sure they are upholding the rights of EU and EEA EFTA citizens in the UK and Gibraltar.

This means that we work across Northern Ireland and we need, therefore, to consult with all our staff, partners and stakeholders on our Northern Ireland Equality Scheme and how it meets our statutory duty to comply with Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act aims to change the practices of government and public authorities so that equality of opportunity and good relations are central to policy making and service delivery. The Section 75 statutory duties also aim to encourage public authorities to address inequalities and demonstrate measurable positive impact on the lives of people experiencing inequalities. Its effective implementation should improve the quality of life for everyone in Northern Ireland.

Our consultation will run from 15th March 2021 until 7th June 2021. We invite you to provide comment and feedback on Equality Scheme by emailing

For further information or any queries please contact Troy Gallagher at

The IMA’s Framework Agreement is in the final stages of sign off and will shortly be completed. We will publish the agreement for public access here.