Costs and fees

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Freedom of Information Act 2000

Section 9 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows a public authority to charge a fee for releasing information. The conditions under which this fee can be charged are set by SI 2004/3244.

Regulation 6 limits the maximum fee to the total costs the authority expects to incur in relation to:

  • informing the person making the request whether it holds the information, and
  • communicating the information to the person making the request.

including (6(3)):

  • converting the information into the requested form
  • copying it
  • posting it

but not the costs of staff time (6(4)).