This section provides information about the Regulations on the re-use of public sector information that came into force on 1 July 2005. The Regulations implement a European Directive on the re-use of public sector information approved by the Council of Ministers on 17 November 2003.

The aim of the Regulations is to encourage the re-use of public sector information by removing obstacles that stand in the way of re-use. The main themes are improving transparency, fairness and consistency. In doing so it will help stimulate the development of innovative new information products and services across Europe, so boosting the information industry.

The Guide to the Regulations and Best Practice explains the PSI Regulations and provides information about existing best practice and sources of help.

Reports

United Kingdom Report on the Re-Use of Public Sector Information 2010 (PDF, 1.36Mb)

Guide to the Regulations and Best Practice (PDF, 0.30Mb)

United Kingdom Report on the Re-Use of Public Sector Information 2009 (PDF, 1.86Mb)

United Kingdom Report on the Re-Use of Public Sector Information 2008 (PDF, 1.12Mb)

UK implementation of the EU Directive on the Re-use of Public Sector Information - the first two years (PDF, 0.69Mb)

Case study on complying with the European Directive (PDF, 0.09Mb)

Exclusive agreements

In line with Article 11 of the European Directive on the Re-use of Public Sector Information here is a summary of the exclusive agreements that have been granted by UK public sector organisations.

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