This policy deals with the principles regarding charging for work undertaken as part of the Information Request Service.  This includes work carried out in response to an information request that is not part of a planned piece of work covered by PHS’s core allocation from the Scottish Government. 

This policy currently covers charges relating to access to data for personal use as defined under Freedom of Information legislation and excludes charges for the licensing of the information for potential re-use in the future, for example for commercial purposes.

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Last updated: 24 May 2023
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