About PSI

Please note that new guidance will be available in Summer 2015 for public sector bodies, the cultural sector, and re-users in advance of the of Public Sector Information (Amendment) Regulations 2015.

Public sector information (PSI) is information produced by central and local government or any other public body.

Any information (content) whatever its medium (form) – including print, digital or electronic, and sound recordings – produced, held or disseminated by a public sector body is considered public sector information. This includes an enormous range: corporate information such as reports and financial data, codes of practices, public records, statistics, still and moving images, press releases, artefacts, publication schemes, and so on.

Public sector information constitutes a vast, diverse and valuable pool of resources.

Regulations on the re-use of public sector information came into force on 1 July 2005.

This page is intended for re-users of government information.

UK reports on the re-use of public sector information, and Office of Public Sector Information's investigation of complaints.