Fees Regs laid in Parliament

Adding credence to the view that the Department for Constitutional Affairs never does something today if it can put it off until the last possible moment – the fees regulations for FOI were laid in Parliament Thursday Dec.9, just 22 days before the Act comes into effect (with only 10 of these actual working days). You might well wonder what’s been going on during the past four years.

Steve Wood has put a dowloadable version of the regs on his website here. They will be on the DCA website along with guidance later (following above adage).

Basically, requests will be free plus photocopying and postage if under the stated threshold: This is £600 for central government and £450 for others.