By publishing information in this way, we aim to make information available to the public at minimum inconvenience and cost. As highlighted previously, material which is published and accessed on a website will be provided free of charge.
Charges may be made for actual costs incurred such as:
- Photocopying – our charges are current 10 pence per sheet (20 pence per sheet for colour printing
- Postage and packaging – this is charged at cost to the Trust
- Costs directly incurred as a result of retrieving and viewing information, or providing it in a different format.
If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before the information is provided. Payment may be requested prior to provision of the information.
The Trust is not obliged to provide information where the cost of locating, retrieving and extracting the information would exceed £450. If a request did exceed this amount we would advise on whether the information could be provided in a different way which would not exceed this limit.