Policy paper

Approach to charging

Part of the government response to the consultation on the data policy for a Public Data Corporation, now known as the Public Data Group (PDG).

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Public Data Group: Approach to charging, government response to consultation

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The government launched a formal consultation on 4 August 2011 to look in detail at key questions on the data policy for a Public Data Corporation, which since the Autumn Statement in November 2011 is now known as the Public Data Group (PDG). The consultation questions focused on: charging, licensing and regulatory oversight.

As part of the initial government response to the consultation, published in March 2012, the government committed that it “will continue to consider the options for charging including those set out in the consultation and will report back by the end of 2012.”

Therefore, based on information supplied by the Public Data Group Trading Funds (Companies House, Land Registry, Met Office and Ordnance Survey) the following slides have been put together to clarify the approach to charging.

The slides provide an overview of the regulatory and guidance framework, the differences between the trading funds which underpin their approach to charging and an overview of the current charging models including reference to some of the work being undertaken to respond to changes in the end markets.

As part of the Public Data Group’s commitment to ongoing collaborations and sharing of best practice, we will continue to build on this work and focus on developing appropriate frameworks and guidelines to help deliver new charging models relevant to the Public Data Group Trading Funds and their respective markets.

Consultation on Data Policy for a Public Data Corporation, August 2011

Initial government response, March 2012

Published 31 December 2012