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Unlocking Service (beta) - Make a Request

How it works

  1. You describe the public sector information asset you want unlocked for re-use, and post a request to the service using the form below. We'll check through your request and if it's OK (e.g. not a request under access legislation, such as the Freedom of Information Act or Environmental Information Regulations) we will add it here. You need to know that the information is accessible and that no Freedom of Information exemption applies.
  2. Others can see your request and support it, either by adding a comment or by voting. The more support a request has, the better the chances of unlocking the information you want to re-use.
  3. We'll contact the public sector information holder and see what can be done to unlock the information for re-use. To keep things simple, if the problem relates to an issue specifically covered by the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations or the Information Fair Trader Scheme, we'll treat it accordingly - so you won't need to make a separate complaint.

Make your request

Please complete the form below. The * fields are mandatory. Your name (but not your email address) will be published. We will keep your contact details for communicating with you about this request and occasionally about other re-use related matters. If you give a website or blog address, this will be linked to from your request.