Assessing the appropriate limit

The Freedom of Information Act provides for public authorities to either charge for or decline requests for information that would cost over what is referred to as the appropriate limit. With regards to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (and other public authorities) the appropriate limit is set at £450.

Public authorities are required to estimate whether a request is likely to breach the 'appropriate limit' and where it does, to notify the applicant of the estimated costs and where available, the options to reduce those costs as may be required.


Section 12


Additional Information

The Information Governance Department

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

2 Claremont Place

Sheffield, S10 2TB

Tel: 0114 226 5151

Fax: 0114 226 5152


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