Delegations of authority

Delegations of authority are granted from the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO) to government departments where there are sound policy or practical benefits in doing so. Delegated authority enables them to license the re-use of Crown copyright material which they produce.

Anyone wishing to re-use information produced by a department with a delegation of authority should contact the organisation directly for advice and guidance.

Most of the organisations with a delegation of authority have their activities regulated by the Information Fair Trader Scheme (IFTS).

There are certain non-Crown bodies which have been granted a licence from the Controller to sub-license the Crown copyright material which they hold. These bodies are identified by an asterisk (*).

Organisation Date of delegation Material covered under delegation
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales19 May 2015 (updated and amended from 8 October 2002 RCAHMW Collections and individual items which are Crown copyright or where the copyright has been assigned to the Crown, including photographs, manuscripts, documents, drawings, audio-visual material, digital records, databases and websites originated by or for RCAHMW, and a collection of archived material held by RCAHMW.
CADW. Welsh Government1 April 2015 (updated and amended from 2002Publications; Interpretive text ; Graphic art including maps, plans, reconstructions and illustrations etc; Literary works such as commissioned poetry; Text for audio; Works of art commissioned by Cadw; Text from Corporate publications; Photography;
Commissioned and other photographic images used to promote tourism in Wales; Digital Media - Video; Interactive reconstructions; Sound and light projections; Film and videos; Digital Media - Audio; Audio Tours; Audio to accompany digital media; Digital Media - Mobile Devices - Apps (Applications) for mobile devices; Cadw Logo;
Design and Layout of Publications.

Typographical arrangement of published editions.
Highways England Limited1 April 2015Images from the Highways Agency CCTV Traffic Management Cameras; Images from Highways England Limited CCTV Traffic Management Cameras
Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales of Welsh Government Office1 April 2015Software licence Widget application for care service provider websites to facilitate links to Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) reports.
RAF Museum31 March 2015Crown copyright documents in the collection kept by the Royal Air Force Museum including:- Photographs,
Cinematograph films; Fine art; Posters; Official documents;
National College for Teaching and Leadership2 February 2015Leadership learning modules, units, courses or programmes, whether online, paper-based or in any other form.
British Film Institute 12 March 2014•moving images and tapes from the Central Office of Information Film and Tape Library and other collections including material from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
•still imagery and posters
•correspondence relating to film productions
Companies House 4 August 2009 All
Drinking Water Inspectorate (Defra)6 January 2014The Drinking Water Inspectorate Risk Assessment Tool
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency 20 December 2005 Information, databases, logos and visual images
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency11 April 2014All
Food and Environment Research Agency 6 January 2014Photographs and digital images
Forest Research Photo Library 29 October 2001Photographs, films and all visual material
Government Art Collection 21 September 2001 Photographic and digital archives of the Government Art Collection
Government Communication Headquarters 7 February 2002 Information and databases created by GCHQ
Health and Safety Laboratory 26 June 2008 Software, photographs and images, film and video, survey and training material
Historic Scotland 4 December 2001 Historic Scotland's Photographic Library
HM Land Registry 31 May 2002 All
Intellectual Property Office 24 November 2009Reports of Patent, Design and Trade Mark Cases series of Law Reports
Land and Property Services, Northern Ireland
1 April 2008All
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency4 October 2002 All
Met Office25 January 2002 All
Ministry of Defence (Directorate of Intellectual Property Rights) 28 June 2006 Military insignia, medals, photographs, technical material, illustrations and graphic works, film and video clips, musical recordings
Ministry of Defence (Defence Geospatial Intelligence) 8 April 2003Geospatial information and intelligence and aerial photography and imagery
National Archives of Scotland 14 December 2006 Photographs and images created and held by the NAS Image Library. Commissioned photographs and digital images where the copyright has been assigned to the NAS on behalf of the Crown
National Army Museum* 29 April 2010 Photographs, video and digital recordings, posters, maps, pamphlets, recruiting material, archival literary works, regimental magazines, instruction manuals, dress regulation and orders, Army Lists
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre 13 March 2002 Information, databases, logos and visual images
Registers of Scotland15 August 2001 All
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland 18 June 2001 Photos, manuscripts, documents and drawings originated by or for RCAHMS, RCAHMS databases
Royal Mint 31 December 2004 Photographs and coin designs
Transport Scotland 28 July 2008 Traffic Scotland still images of Scottish roads and traffic
Treasury Solicitor, Bona Vacantia Division 2 February 2000 Licensing and assignment of rights acquired by the Crown as bona vacantia
UK Hydrographic Office 10 October 2001 All
Welsh Government 19 January 2007 Photographs and images held by the Visit Wales Image Centre
National Offender Management Service (NOMS)5 July 2011Training packages, manuals, consultancy,
software, services