What is PSI?

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

Regulations on the re-use of public sector information came into force on 1 July 2005. 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. In doing so it will help stimulate the development of innovative new information products and services across Europe, so boosting the information industry. The regulations aim to improve transparency, fairness and consistency.

The regulations implement a European Directive on the re-use of public sector information.

On behalf of the UK Government, The National Archives is working to transpose amendments to the Directive on the Re-use of Public Sector Information into UK law. We have conducted an impact assessment and are running a consultation exercise from August to October 2014 to seek views on the proposals.

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

A list of frequently asked questions on PSI.

This page is intendedĀ forĀ re-users of government information.