What does a PSI Licence cover?
In line with current government policy, most government information can now be re-used free of charge under the PSI Licence.
The PSI Licence also covers information produced by the Scottish Parliament.
Some government departments and agencies, including government trading funds, license the information and data they originate themselves under delegations of authority granted by the Controller of HMSO. These are listed below:
- Central Office of Information
- Companies House
- Defence Geospatial Intelligence - aerial photographs and imagery
- Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (formerly DERA)
- Department of Culture, Media and Sport - Government Art Collection archives
- Driving Standards Agency
- Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
- Fire Service College
- Forestry Commission Picture Library
- Historic Scotland Photographic Library
- Intellectual Property Office – for the Register of Patent Cases only
- Land and Property Services, Northern Ireland
- HM Land Registry
- Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency
- Met Office
- Ministry of Defence
- Office of Government Commerce
- Ordnance Survey
- Registers of Scotland
- Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
- Royal Mint
- UK Hydrographic Office
You will need to contact these organisations direct if you want to re-use their material.
We are also in discussions with the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Office for National Statistics (ONS) about the re-use of some of their charged publications. We will clarify the situation as soon as possible. In the meantime if you wish to re-use any DCLG or ONS priced publications please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.