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The Information Fair Trader Scheme

The Information Fair Trader Scheme sets and assesses standards for public sector bodies. It requires them to encourage the re-use of information and reach a standard of fairness and transparency.

There are two levels to the Scheme, Full IFTS Accreditation and IFTS Online Assessment:

For more information about either level please see the links on the left or contact the Standards Team for further information.

What’s new in IFTS

Criteria for Exceptions to Marginal Cost Pricing Published

For more information including the criteria and how an application is dealt with see: Exceptions to Marginal Cost Pricing

IFTS Raises the Bar

The Information Fair Trader Scheme (IFTS) has been successful in raising standards in information trading across the public sector. Building on this success, OPSI has introduced three new IFTS principles:

These principles will sit alongside existing IFTS principles of:

Having considered stakeholder feedback, we have now published the IFTS Strategy (PDF - 54 kb) and our new Performance Management Framework (PDF - 29 kb) which will rigorously test these new principles.

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