Re-using public sector information

Learn about re-using public sector information (PSI), licensing and copyright, and more.

Licensing income allocation The National Archives has central responsibility for the management of the Crown’s copyright and database rights.

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.

Public sector information (PSI) is produced by central and local government or any other public body including cultural sector bodies. Find out more about the re-use of PSI.

Read our guidance on the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.

Information on the UK Government Licensing Framework and the Open Government Licence.

We issue guidance to government departments, agencies and all users of Crown copyright protected materials to guide, alert and advise on a range of copyright issues.

Copyright protection starts as soon as a work is created.

Under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015, information re-users can complain if they have a dispute with the public sector body holding the information.

Frequently asked questions about Crown copyright