Information request handling: annual report 2017

2017 Annual Report on the handling of information requests made to the Scottish Government under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Costs of responding

In 2012, the Scottish Government undertook a costing exercise to provide an estimate of the amount of time/money it takes officials to respond to requests. The report on the findings of this exercise was published in 2012.

Based on these figures, the estimated cost of responding to information requests, reviews and appeals during 2017 is shown in the table below. 

Stage Cost
Requests £658,800
Reviews £111,873
Appeals £48,384
Total £819,057



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