Freedom of information

How much will my request for information cost?

Most information requests will be free. If your request is estimated to cost us (to find and collate) less than £450 (18 hours of staff time £25 per hour) no charge will be made. If the estimate exceeds this figure we will contact you and assist you to refine the request or we may consider accepting the payment in full.

The Act does not entitle you to free copies of priced government publications, or to free use of services for which there is normally a charge.

Depending on the volume of information requested we may have to make a small charge for copying and postage as set out in our charging policy (opens in new window).