What are the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations
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
The OGL requires people re-using information to
acknowledge the information provider and/or source of the
information with an attribution statement.
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
Public Task under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regs
Statement and guidance on making Re-use requests and
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.