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 (or 18 hours at £25 per hour).

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.


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Additional Information

For further information please contact:

Department for Information Governance, Caldicott & SIRO Support
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
2 Claremont Place
S10 2TB

Tel: 0114 226 5151

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