Licensing for re-use

These pages will help those offering public sector information for re-use under a licence. There are details about using the Open Government Licence (OGL) as an information provider, and about the restrictions on exclusive licensing.

The OGL can be used by both central government and the wider public sector.


Guidance on the implementation of the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 is available for public sector and cultural sector bodies and for re-users.

Find out more about the Open Government Licence and the other licences provided in the UK Government Licensing Framework.

This guidance outlines the purpose of the Open Government Licence (OGL) and explains what public sector bodies need to do to offer their information and data under it.

An exclusive agreement is where a public sector body grants an organisation sole right to re-use particular information.