Why PSI must be re-usable

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.

The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 are in force from 18 July 2015. They build on the prior 2005 Regulations which removed obstacles to the re-use of public sector information. The 2015 Regulations harmonise and relax the conditions of re-use for public sector information, and bring the cultural sector into scope. The 2015 Regulations continue to improve transparency, fairness and consistency among public sector bodies and re-use of their information.

See our re-use resources for public sector bodies, cultural sector bodies, and re-users.

Re-use means using public sector information for a purpose different from the one for which it was originally produced, held or disseminated.