The ICO exists to empower you through information.

If you know your company is exempt from paying the data protection fee and why,  please complete this form so we can stop writing to you.

After you submit this form, we may wish to follow up with you if we require further details. You should keep a record of why you think you don't have to pay the fee in case we challenge you on this in the future.

If you’d like to check whether you need to pay before submitting this form, you can take our handy self-assessment.

If you have an impairment and might need a service adjustment, please let us know.

Exemptions form


Please explain why you do not have to pay the data protection fee. This will avoid us having to contact you for more information. Maximum 2000 characters.

Our system does not issue a confirmation of receipt automatically, so you should not expect to hear from us unless we have a query about your response.