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IFTS statement of commitment

I am personally committed to making sure that we trade fairly in information.

To show the strength of my commitment, both in Ordnance Survey and to our customers, Ordnance Survey has received Information Fair Trader Scheme accreditation from The National Archives and I have asked The National Archives to continue to conduct verification processes to ensure that the organisation and decision making of Ordnance Survey support this commitment in practice.

I will insist that we strictly follow an open and transparent system of trading that meets the terms of the Competition Act 1998. My aim is that, in principle, we can meet all the needs of anyone who applies for a licence to re-use information for any purpose. We will publish any exceptions on our website (PDF) and strictly follow them.

The role of information trading is written into our business model. We set prices in line with the role of information trading within my business model. We publish them on our website and strictly follow them. Any exceptions are described in full on the website and are available to anyone who qualifies for them.

I am committed to reducing as far as possible the administrative burden on people who re-use public sector information. I will make sure that we use processes for trading information that are similar to those of other Government Owned Companies.

Nigel Clifford
Chief Executive Officer


IFTS accreditation is the means by which we are regulated by OPSI in relation to the licensing of our Crown copyright and database right information.

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