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average cost of answering an FOI

Request ID: FOI-2460-1617
Date published: 03 April 2017

You asked

Also, please can you tell me how much the average FOI request costs TfL to answer?

We answered

TfL Ref: 2460-1617


Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 25 February 2017 asking for information about how much the average FOI request costs TfL to answer.


Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.  I can confirm that we hold of the information you require.


The most recent information we hold is that in 2013/14,  2,648 FOI requests were received. It is estimated that it costs approximately £1.1m a year to answer these requests.


If this is not the information you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact me.


Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.


Yours sincerely


Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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