It is the SHA’s responsibility to disclose information in the format it is held and there will be no charge for information which can be accessed via our website, or where it is provided in a single hard copy. However where other formats or copies are requested then the following charges will apply which must be paid for before the information is provided:-
One hard copy of the requested information - Free
Multiple copies 10p per sheet
Re-formatting on CD £5.00 per CD
Other formats Cost on application
Retrieving and collating information
For lengthy burdensome requests for information that would exceed the statutory limit under which public authorities are expected to provide information without charge, the SHA estimates costs based on £25.00 per hour. If the estimate exceeds £450.00 in total (18 hours at £25.00 per hour) then the exemption can be claimed.
Should the SHA decide in exceptional circumstances that an applicant should be allowed to pay for information that exceeds the cost limit, it is the complete cost of location, retrieval, collation etc which is chargeable not that which falls outside the £450.00 cost limit.