Re-use of Public Sector Information

The Freedom of Information (FOI) and Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) implement an EU directive that encourages the re-use of Public Sector Information (PSI) for purposes other than its original purpose.

The Regulations do not require public bodies to make their information available for re-use and do not oblige them to create, adapt or continue to produce certain documents so that others may re-use them.

They do however, set out the following rules that public bodies must follow if they allow information to be re-used.

  1. Publish a list of the main documents which can be re-used, view our Publication Scheme.
  2. Publish a procedure to enable people to apply for a re-use licence.
  3. Publish any standard conditions associated with re-use. The licence lists the standard terms and conditions of re-use, which may vary where the information requested has commercial value; view the licence.
  4. Publish any standard charges associated with re-use. Any charges made will not exceed the cost of collecting, producing and sending out the information. Any fee charged under access legislation (such as FOI/EIR) will be offset against any for re-use.
  5. Complaints and appeals. If you are unhappy with the way your request has been dealt with you may complain in accordance with the Councils Corporate Complaints Procedure.
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