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The Re-Use of Public Sector Information

Re-using Our Information – Our Policy

The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005 (Statutory Instrument 2005/151) came into force on 1st July 2005. Worcestershire County Council has made a commitment to allow re-use of its information, wherever it is possible and reasonable to do so,  in order to support commercial growth and release the value of its information for the benefit of the economy as a whole.

In recognition of its commitment to implementing the Re-use Regulations, Worcestershire County Council has achieved accreditation under the Information Fair Trader Scheme (IFTS). The IFTS scheme sets and assesses standards for public sector bodies and requires them to encourage re-use of information and achieve minimum standards of fairness and transparency in relation to the re-use of its information.

The Re-use Regulations establish a framework for making the re-use of information easier. They compliment existing access to information legislation such as the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

If you would like more information about how to apply to re-use our information please contact the Information Access Officer.