Public sector information (PSI) is information produced by central and local government or any other public body.
Any information (content) whatever its medium (form) â€“ including print, digital or electronic, and sound recordings â€“ 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.
Guidance on the implementation of the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 is available for public sector and cultural sector bodies and for re-users.
The 2015 PSI regulations implement a European Amending Directive on the re-use of public sector information
Read about the Links between access and re-use
Glossary of public sector information re-use terms (PDF, 163KB)
Public sector information constitutes a vast, diverse and valuable pool of resources.
Re-use of public sector information stimulates the development of innovative new information products and services in the UK and across Europe, thus boosting the information industry.
This page is forÂ 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.
The term 'public task' is an important concept in the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 (the 2015 Regulations).