Licensing for re-use

These pages will help those offering or re-using public sector information under a licence. There are details about the UK Government Licensing Framework (UKGLF) and the Open Government Licence (OGL).

The UKGLF applies to both central government and the wider public sector.


Guidance on the implementation of the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 is available for public sector and cultural sector bodies and for re-users.

Find out more about the Open Government Licence and the non-commercial Government Licence.

The UK Government Licensing Framework (UKGLF) provides a policy and legal overview of the arrangements for licensing the use and re-use of public sector information, both in central government and the wider public sector.

The Open Government Licence (OGL) (view in English or Welsh) is a simple set of terms and conditions that facilitates the re-use of a wide range of public sector information free of charge.

This guidance outlines the purpose of the Open Government Licence (OGL) and explains what public sector bodies need to do to offer their information and data under it.

An exclusive agreement is where a public sector body grants an organisation sole right to re-use particular information.

The Licensing Forum is made up of a group of practitioners from across the public sector who are involved in licensing and copyright.