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The Re-Use of Public Sector Information

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The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005 came into force on 1st July, 2005.  

The Regulations Internet Image are designed to allow re-use of public sector information for commercial purposes.  They provide a statutory framework through which you can apply for a licence to re-use public sector information.  Re-use means that the information is used for a purpose other than that for which it was originally produced.

The Regulations do not require the Council to permit re-use of its documents.  However, where it does permit a re-use to one party it must consider requests from others in a fair and transparent manner.

The Regulations impose the following main obligations upon a public sector body:

  • to publish a list of its documents which are available for re-use.  This list is referred to as an Information Asset Register.   
  • to provide a clear statement of the arrangements for re-use of its information
  • to clearly explain any applicable charges for re-use and any licence terms and conditions
  • to process applications for re-use in a timely, open and transparent manner and through fair, consistent and non-discriminatory processes
  • to establish a quick and easily accessible complaints system.

The Council's Policy on the Commercial Re-Use of Information Word logo is available to view.

If you would like more information about how to apply to re-use our information please click on our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you can’t find what you are looking for please contact the email iconInformation Management team

You can also find further guidance Internet Image about the Regulations on the website of the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI).

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This page was last reviewed 2 December 2013 at 10:46 by Neil Perrett.
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