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NCTL accredited to IFTS online
CSSIW accredited to IFTS on-line
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has been accredited as a member of IFTS online for the non-commercial licensing of its widget which allows care providers who are registered with CSSIW to display summary information and links to published reports on their website. Information for all IFTS online members is available on our IFTS online page.
DEFRA to join IFTS
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is to join the Information Fair Trader Scheme as an IFTS online member, having completed the process to justify exception to Open Government Licensing for Crown copyright materials related to the safe levels of nutrients and fertilisers for different crops and soil types, such as the Fertiliser Manual (RB209). DEFRA completed a pilot application process intended for cases where use of the Open Government Licence is not appropriate, but where there will not be a charge for the licensed information. Further information about the exception to Open Government Licence process will be published by The National Archives in due course.
PHE IFTS report published
The report on the verification of Public Health England (PHE) against the IFTS principles has been published on our IFTS members page. PHE has not been accredited to IFTS at this time and will be reassessed in 6 months.
Scottish Parliament public task statement published
Archives public task statements published
Libraries public task statements published
Galleries public task statements published
Museums public task statements published
Template statement on the re-use of public sector information
Glossary of PSI and re-use terms
Information asset lists
Scope of the Re-use of PSI Regulations 2015
Guidance on public task statements
Implementation guidance on the 2015 PSI Regulations – cultural sector bodies
Implementation guidance on 2015 PSI Regulations – for re-users
Implementation guidance on the 2015 PSI Regulations – public sector bodies
The National Archives publishes statement of public task
The National Archives has published its statement of public task under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.
Ordnance Survey re-accredited to IFTS
Ordnance Survey (OS) has been re-accredited to the Information Fair Trader Scheme (IFTS). The report on the re-verification of OS against the IFTS principles, focusing on governance issues has been published on our IFTS members page.
Law Wales website available
A new website Law Wales (Cyfraith Cymru), a collaboration between the Welsh Government and Westlaw UK, is now available to use. Developed as part of the Counsel General for Wales’s initiatives to improve access to Welsh legislation, it aims to provide explanatory narrative and commentary on all areas of law devolved to Wales. Law Wales provides a navigable topic structure and overviews of the law on devolved topics prepared by the Welsh Government.