Some interesting observations from Paul Bradshaw on anti-Freedom of Information moans.
The police force is just one of manypublicbodies recently to moan about “bizarre and comical” FOI requests*. They claim that Freedom Of Information cost the body over half a million pounds last year. But can we trust their calculations?
Here’s how they say they arrived at their figure of £514,620:
That’s an average cost of £540.
Now, here’s the guidance on costs from the Information Commissioner:
“The cost limit for complying with a request or a linked series of requests from the same person or group is set at £450 for [non central] public authorities.”
So somehow Avon and Somerset…
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