The calculator shows the last possible day by which you should have received a response from the authority. Authorities must respond to information requests within 20 working days and the law allows time for your request to arrive and the response to be delivered to you.
Working days are Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. You can find out more about public holidays here: Timescales for responding to information requests
If you have made your request by email:
- count 20 working days from the day after emailing your request. If this is a Sunday, then add one day to allow for the receipt on the following day.
If you have made your request by post:
- count 3 days from the day after you sent it, plus 20 working days, plus a further 3 days for the response to be delivered to you. If the delivery date would be a Sunday, then add one day to allow for the delivery on the following day.