Charges for Environmental Information
Environmental information is provided under the EIRs rather than FOISA. The rules for charging for environmental information are slightly different. We do not charge for the time to determine whether we hold the environmental information requested or deciding whether the information can be released. Charges may be made for locating, retrieving and providing information to you e.g. photocopying and postage.
If we decide to impose a charge, we will issue you with notification of the charge and how it has been calculated.
The information will be provided to you on payment of the charge. If you decide not to proceed with the request there will be no charge to you. Charges are calculated based on the actual cost to Paisley HA of providing the information.
•Photocopying is charged at 10p per A4 sheet for black and white copying, 20p per A4 sheet for colour copying.
•Postage is charged at actual rate for Royal Mail First Class.
•Staff time is calculated at actual cost per staff member hourly salary rate to a maximum of £15 per person per hour.
The first £100 worth of information will be provided to you without charge.
Where information costs between £100 and £600 to provide, you will be asked to pay 10% of the cost. That is, if you were to ask for information that cost us £600 to provide, you would be asked to pay £50, calculated on the basis of a waiver for the first £100 and 10% of the remaining £500. Where it would cost more than £600 to provide the information to you, however, we will ask you to pay the full cost of providing the information, with no waiver for any portion of the cost.