Delegations of authority are granted from the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO) to government departments where there are sound policy or practical benefits in doing so. Delegated authority enables them to license the re-use of Crown copyright material which they produce.
Anyone wishing to re-use information produced by a department with a delegation of authority should contact the organisation directly for advice and guidance.
Most of the organisations with a delegation of authority have their activities regulated by the Information Fair Trader Scheme (IFTS).
There are certain non-Crown bodies which have been granted a licence from the Controller to sub-license the Crown copyright material which they hold. These bodies are identified by an asterisk (*).
|Organisation||Date of delegation||Material covered under delegation|
|Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales||19 May 2015 (updated and amended from 8 October 2002|| RCAHMW Collections and individual items which are Crown copyright or where the copyright has been assigned to the Crown, including photographs, manuscripts, documents, drawings, audio-visual material, digital records, databases and websites originated by or for RCAHMW, and a collection of archived material held by RCAHMW.
|CADW. Welsh Government||1 April 2015 (updated and amended from 2002||Publications; Interpretive text ; Graphic art including maps, plans, reconstructions and illustrations etc; Literary works such as commissioned poetry; Text for audio; Works of art commissioned by Cadw; Text from Corporate publications; Photography;
Commissioned and other photographic images used to promote tourism in Wales; Digital Media - Video; Interactive reconstructions; Sound and light projections; Film and videos; Digital Media - Audio; Audio Tours; Audio to accompany digital media; Digital Media - Mobile Devices - Apps (Applications) for mobile devices; Cadw Logo;
Design and Layout of Publications.
Typographical arrangement of published editions.
|Highways England Limited||1 April 2015||Images from the Highways Agency CCTV Traffic Management Cameras; Images from Highways England Limited CCTV Traffic Management Cameras
|Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales of Welsh Government Office||1 April 2015||Software licence Widget application for care service provider websites to facilitate links to Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) reports.|
|RAF Museum||31 March 2015||Crown copyright documents in the collection kept by the Royal Air Force Museum including:- Photographs,
Cinematograph films; Fine art; Posters; Official documents;
|National College for Teaching and Leadership||2 February 2015||Leadership learning modules, units, courses or programmes, whether online, paper-based or in any other form.|
|British Film Institute||12 March 2014||•moving images and tapes from the Central Office of Information Film and Tape Library and other collections including material from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
•still imagery and posters
•correspondence relating to film productions
|Companies House||4 August 2009||All|
|Drinking Water Inspectorate (Defra)||6 January 2014||The Drinking Water Inspectorate Risk Assessment Tool|
|Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency||20 December 2005||Information, databases, logos and visual images|
|Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency||11 April 2014||All|
|Food and Environment Research Agency||6 January 2014||Photographs and digital images|
|Forest Research Photo Library||29 October 2001||Photographs, films and all visual material|
|Government Art Collection||21 September 2001||Photographic and digital archives of the Government Art Collection|
|Government Communication Headquarters||7 February 2002||Information and databases created by GCHQ|
|Health and Safety Laboratory||26 June 2008||Software, photographs and images, film and video, survey and training material|
|Historic Scotland||4 December 2001||Historic Scotland's Photographic Library|
|HM Land Registry||31 May 2002||All|
|Intellectual Property Office||24 November 2009||Reports of Patent, Design and Trade Mark Cases series of Law Reports
|Land and Property Services, Northern Ireland||1 April 2008||All|
|Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency||4 October 2002||All|
|Met Office||25 January 2002||All|
|Ministry of Defence (Directorate of Intellectual Property Rights)||28 June 2006||Military insignia, medals, photographs, technical material, illustrations and graphic works, film and video clips, musical recordings|
|Ministry of Defence (Defence Geospatial Intelligence)||8 April 2003||Geospatial information and intelligence and aerial photography and imagery|
|National Archives of Scotland||14 December 2006||Photographs and images created and held by the NAS Image Library. Commissioned photographs and digital images where the copyright has been assigned to the NAS on behalf of the Crown|
|National Army Museum*||29 April 2010||Photographs, video and digital recordings, posters, maps, pamphlets, recruiting material, archival literary works, regimental magazines, instruction manuals, dress regulation and orders, Army Lists|
|Office of Government Commerce||1 June 2009||Crown copyright and Crown-owned copyrights and database rights that OGC has produced or commissioned|
|Ordnance Survey||6 June 2002||All|
|Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre||13 March 2002||Information, databases, logos and visual images|
|Registers of Scotland||15 August 2001||All|
|Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland||18 June 2001||Photos, manuscripts, documents and drawings originated by or for RCAHMS, RCAHMS databases|
|Royal Mint||31 December 2004||Photographs and coin designs|
|Transport Scotland||28 July 2008||Traffic Scotland still images of Scottish roads and traffic|
|Treasury Solicitor, Bona Vacantia Division||2 February 2000||Licensing and assignment of rights acquired by the Crown as bona vacantia|
|UK Hydrographic Office||10 October 2001||All|
|Welsh Government||19 January 2007||Photographs and images held by the Visit Wales Image Centre|