Crown copyright and our website

You may use and re-use Crown copyright information from this website (other than the Royal Arms and departmental or agency logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms and conditions of the Open Government Licence, provided it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context.  Where any of the Crown copyright items on this website are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

See the Open Government Licence for the full conditions of this licence and for information on how to attribute the source of material.

The terms of the Open Government Licence also apply to user contributions, posted in our catalogue and on our user forums. See our user participation terms of use for more information.


The permissions above do not extend to:

  • images downloaded from our Discovery service
  • images in our image library
  • any material on this website which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned

Further guidance on Crown copyright


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