What does it cost?

Whilst most information can be accessed free of charge, certain publications and other classes of information may only be available on receipt of payment. For example, if you are requesting information not contained within the Publication Scheme, the Policing Board may charge you a fee to cover the cost of gathering, copying the information and transmitting the information in accordance with Fees Regulations.

The Policing Board will write to you regarding the cost in such cases. If the fee is not paid, the Policing Board can refuse to supply the information.

The FOI Act allows the Policing Board to refuse to deal with a request where it estimates that it would exceed the appropriate limit. The appropriate limit is currently £450 for the Policing Board. In such circumstances the Policing Board will, where reasonable provide advice and assistance to help you refine your request so that it can be dealt with under the appropriate limit.