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​​Availablity and Charges

The method by which information published under this scheme will be made available.

The college will indicate clearly to the public what information is covered by this scheme and how it can be obtained. This information is listed in our publication scheme, which can be found by clicking here.

Where it is within the capability of the college, information will be provided on a website. Where it is impracticable to make information available on a website or when an individual does not wish to access the information by the website, we will indicate how information can be obtained by other means and provide it by those means.
 
In exceptional circumstances some information may be available only by viewing in person. Where this manner is specified, contact details will be provided. An appointment to view the information will be arranged within a reasonable timescale.
 
Information will be provided in the language in which it is held or in such other language that is legally required. Where the college is legally required to translate any information, it will do so.
 
Obligations under disability and discrimination legislation and any other legislation to provide information in other forms and formats will be adhered to when providing information in accordance with this scheme.

Charges which may be made for Information published under this scheme

The purpose of this scheme is to make the maximum amount of information readily available at minimum inconvenience and cost to the public. Charges made by the college for routinely published material will be justified and transparent and kept to a minimum.
 
Material which is published and accessed on a website will be provided free of charge.
 
Printed information on courses and services offered by the college is available free of charge, as are packs issued to people responding to notices of job vacancies. If requested, we will produce publications in other formats; in these cases we will usually make a charge, amounting to the cost of producing the item in the format requested and sending it, with a minimum charge of £5. In certain circumstances the college may waive the charge.
Charges may be made for actual disbursements incurred such as:
  • photocopying
  • postage and packaging
  • the costs directly incurred as a result of viewing information
Charges may also be made for making datasets (or parts of datasets) that are relevant copyright works available for re-use. These charges will be in accordance with regulations made under section 11B of the Freedom of Information Act or other enactments.
 
If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before the information is provided. Payment may be requested prior to provision of the information.

Schedule of Charges 

This describes how the charges have been arrived at.
 
TYPE OF CHARGE
DESCRIPTION
BASIS OF CHARGE

Disbursement cost

Photocopying/printing @ 2.5p per sheet (black & white)

Actual cost *
 

Photocopying/printing @ 16p per sheet (colour)

Actual cost *
 
 
 
 

Postage

Actual cost of Royal Mail standard 2nd class
 
 
 
 
Statutory Fee
 

In accordance with the relevant legislation (quote the actual statute)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* the cost charged to internal departments to cover the actual costs incurred by the college

 

 

Written Requests

Information held by the college that is not published under this scheme can be requested by writing to the FoI officer or emailing foi@loucoll.ac.uk.

Information which has been requested in writing will be made available unless it is legally exempt from disclosure.

February 2014