Freedom of Information requests



There is usually no charge for responding to FOI or EIR requests, unless the request exceeds above 18 hours of officer time.

Officer time is estimated at a rate of £25 per person per hour. If we estimate the cost to be more than £450 we will inform you of this and advise you on how to refine the request to reduce the cost to below £450.

If we estimate the cost to be below £450 we may charge for disbursements such as photocopying and postage. We will always advise you of this beforehand.


There is a £10 fee for a general request (This covers our administration costs). Payment can be made on-line via our Pay for it facility.

Alternatively we accept cheques made payable to 'London Borough of Sutton' which should be included with your completed and signed application form.

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