The National Archives is leading on work to transpose amendments to the Directive on the Re-use of Public Sector Information, adopted by the European Union in June 2013, into UK law. As this work progresses explanatory documents and guidance and consultation papers will be published on this page, and we will be issuing regular updates of interest to producers, licensors and re-users of public sector information. We will be issuing announcements as more material is published - please subscribe to our Re-users and licensees RSS Feed to receive notice of these and other developments.

Please see our introductory guide below for more information about this work.

Introductory Guide to the Amended PSI Directive (PDF, 0.39Mb)


The National Archives' staff may be available to speak at conference events, workshops, seminars or meetings where public sector bodies can benefit from an explanation of the amended Directive and what it means for those bodies. If you are arranging such an event and would like a speaker on the amended Directive, please contact the Standards team. Where these events are not run by The National Archives, we are not able to take reservations for them. If there is an event listed that you would like to attend, please contact the Standards team and we will put you in touch with the event organiser.


Forthcoming events

 Date  Event  Location
13 March 2014 Inside Government Open Data 2014 conference - The National Archives' speaker confirmed on the amended Re-use Directive Central London - to be confirmed
 21 March 2014  Licensing Forum - update to public sector bodies on the amended Re-use Directive  Ministry of Justice


Previous events


 Date  Event  Location
November 2013 Workshop for public sector libraries including university libraries British Library
October 2013 Places of Deposit workshop on public task The National Archives
October 2013 Yorkshire & Humberside Information Governance Group - briefing FSA, York
June 2013 Association of Departmental Record Officers The Crown Estate, London
March 2013 East Anglia region local authorities' briefing Essex County Council
November 2012 South East England region local authorities' briefing Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council
October 2012 West Yorkshire information managers' briefing Leeds City Council
October 2012 Museums workshop on public task British Museum
April 2012 North East England public sector bodies workshop NESHA, Newcastle



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