Review of decisions

If the organisation has not made a decision on your application within 30 days, the organisation is deemed to have refused your decision and you have the right to seek a review of the decision.

You may also apply for a review if you aren't satisfied with the response in the decision to your application.

To seek a review you must fill in and submit an application for a review.

Application for a review of a decision (89.8 kb)
Application for a review of a decision (41.5 kb)

The organisation has 30 days to review the decision.

The organisation will advise you in writing of its decision and has to advise you in writing of its decision and the reasons for its decision, including your right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner.

A review is taken to be refused if you are not notified of a decision within 30 days. If you are not satisfied with the review decision, or if you receive no decision, you may make a complaint to the Information Commissioner. 

You have 90 days from receiving the review decision to make your complaint. 

For more information about freedom of information requests, processes or privacy complaints contact the Office of the Information Commissioner.

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Last updated: 19 April 2016