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The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations

What are the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations (RPSI)?

These regulations came into force from 18 July 2015 and establish the UK framework for the re-use of public sector information. The purpose is to make information easier to re-use, resulting in economic, social, and civil benefits. They are an update to earlier regulations which encouraged public sector organisations to make information available for re-use. The 2015 regulations go further, and make it mandatory to make information available for re-use.

As a public sector organisation, the Commission is subject to the RPSI regulations. In order to comply, we have adopted the Open Government Licence (OGL).

Open Government Licence

All the information on this website is available through the Open Government Licence. This gives you the right to re-use the information, subject to important conditions. 

The OGL requires people re-using information to acknowledge the information provider and/or source of the information with an attribution statement.

Attribution statements and acknowledgements

If you want to re-use other information, for example, that we provided in response to a request, you will find the following helpful:

Statement of Public Task under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regs 2015

Statement and guidance on making Re-use requests and complaints

Re-use request form

Where can I find out more about RSPI?

The National Archives has published Guidance and Best Practice Advice on the regulations for public sector organisations and potential re-users.

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