UK Government Licensing Framework

The UK Government Licensing Framework (UKGLF) provides a policy and legal overview of the arrangements for licensing the use and re-use of public sector information, both in central government and the wider public sector. It sets out best practice, standardises the licensing principles for government information, mandates the Open Government Licence (OGL) as the default licence for Crown bodies and recommends OGL for other public sector bodies.

The UKGLF and OGL form part of the Government’s drive to open up access to publicly held information and datasets, promoting transparency and enabling wider economic and social gain.

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