Re-use of public sector information    


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

The Regulations are designed to allow re-use of public sector information for commercial purposes.  Re-use means that the information can then be used for a purpose other than that for which it was originally produced.

We are not obliged to permit re-use of our documents.  

The Regulations say that we have to:

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

The Council's Policy on the Commercial Re-Use of Information is available here.

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