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Exceptions to marginal cost pricing
Most government information should be made available for re-use at marginal cost. In practice this often means free of charge, especially where the information is published online. This maximises the social and economic value of the information, and supports the Government's response to the recommendations made by the Power of Information Taskforce.
We have developed a series of tests, or criteria, to help assess whether charges are appropriate.
Criteria for exceptions to marginal cost pricing (PDF, 0.03Mb)
Establishing a business case
Where departments and agencies wish to charge for the re-use of data, they will be required to justify departures from the marginal cost model against the criteria for exceptions for marginal cost pricing. This justification ensures that government does not limit or restrict re-use.
Public sector bodies wishing to apply for approval to charge for information at an exception to marginal cost should consult the application guidelines before completing and submitting the application form.
Exception to marginal cost pricing application form (DOC, 0.07Mb)
We also have a flowchart explaining how we deal with applications for exceptions to marginal cost pricing.
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