UK reports on the re-use of public sector information
The reports listed below are a review of UK government activity in the area of public sector information.
OPSI’s investigation of complaints
Please note: from 18 July 2015, complaints that cannot be resolved by a public sector body’s internal complaints procedure may be taken to the Information Commissioner’s Office in accordance with the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015. OPSI will no longer be responsible for investigating complaints.
Ordnance Survey and 77M Limited (April 2014) (PDF, 0.30Mb)
Falkirk Council and Mr Dan Henderson (PDF, 0.00Mb)
Zero-Now Ltd and Milton Keynes Council (May 2007) (PDF, 0.15Mb)
Intelligent Addressing and Ordnance Survey (July 2006) (PDF, 0.15Mb)
Reviews of OPSI investigation
Please note: from 18 July 2015, when the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 are in force, OPSI will no longer be responsible for investigating complaints about re-use and therefore no reviews will be conducted. Transitional provisions in the 2015 Regulations cover any existing complaints unresolved by 18 July 2015; these provisions terminate 17 October 2015 along with any review functions.
In April 2007 the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (APPSI) published its review under Regulation 21 of the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations, of OPSI’s investigation of a complaint made by Intelligent Addressing against Ordnance Survey. OPSI issued a statement that sets out the government position:
In 2011-2012 the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI), part of The National Archives, published a number of reports on The Coal Authority. OPSI has issued a statement to set out how OPSI and The Coal Authority will work together in future:
The Coal Authority (PDF, 0.10Mb)
Webb Report on OPSI complaint handling
Phillip Webb, Expert Member of the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (APPSI), has carried out a review of OPSI’s complaint handling process under the PSI Regulations. OPSI, part of The National Archives, will be implementing Phillip’s recommendations in the coming months.
The report has been published (March 2011) on the APPSI website.
Corbin Report on the Exception to Marginal Cost Pricing procedure
An independent report into the Exceptions to Marginal Cost Pricing criteria and guidance and its operation in practice was published on 1 July 2013, along with an Executive Summary of the report.
The review was carried out by Chris Corbin, an Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information alumnus with expertise in public sector information. The review examines the system introduced in January 2010 to assess business cases from those Crown bodies that wish to charge above marginal cost. The National Archives will take forward the recommendations in line with the preparations for the transposition of the Directive on the Re-use of Public Sector Information.