Awdurdod annibynnol y Deyrnas Unedig a sefydlwyd i gynnal hawliau gwybodaeth er budd y cyhoedd, annog cyrff cyhoeddus i fod yn agored a hybu preifatrwydd data i unigolion.

A realistic estimation of the cost of compliance is essential for the valid application of section 12. This module covers how you should make an estimate, communicate it to the requester and record it for future use. It also considers the requirement to provide advice and assistance in accordance with section 16.

Criteria

Good:

  • Estimates are always sensible and realistic, based on the specific circumstances of the case.
  • The refusal notice always includes estimates.
  • Staff always record how they arrive at the estimate.
  • The public authority always recognises when to provide advice and assistance and includes this in the refusal notice.

Adequate:

  • Estimates are generally sensible and realistic, based on the specific circumstances of the case.
  • The refusal notice sometimes includes estimates.
  • Staff sometimes record how they arrive at the estimate.
  • The public authority sometimes recognises when to provide advice and assistance and includes this in the refusal notice.

Unsatisfactory:

  • Estimates are rarely evidence-based or relevant to the specific circumstances of the case.
  • The refusal notice rarely includes estimates.
  • Staff never record how they arrive at the estimate.
  • The public authority never recognises when to provide advice and assistance or includes this in the refusal notice.
1. The way in which the public authority estimates the cost of complying with a request is: *
2. The way in which the public authority explains why complying with the request would exceed the appropriate limit is: *
3. The way in which the public authority responds in circumstances where determining if they hold the requested information would exceed the appropriate limit is: *
4. The way in which the public authority records their estimates for future reference is: *
5. The way in which the public authority meets their duty under section 16 of FOIA to provide advice and assistance to a requester whose request exceeds the cost of compliance is: *