Why Freedom of Information can be denied for something that costs above £450?

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To get some information, a person needs to pay some charges which is understandable.

Most requests are free but you might be asked to pay a small amount for photocopies or postage. The organisation will tell you if you have to pay anything.

https://www.gov.uk/make-a-freedom-of-information-request/how-to-make-an-foi-request

I understand that is not a meagre amount. However, if I am even ready to pay whatever it cost, why can FOI deny information that would cost more than £450?

An organisation can also refuse your Freedom of Information (FOI) request if getting information will cost more than £450, or £600................

https://www.gov.uk/make-a-freedom-of-information-request/if-your-request-is-turned-down

This is understandable. Few things can never be made public as given in the same link as above.

sensitive information is not available to members of the public.

Anything else?

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