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Revenue / Expenditure on film and TV 2014-2023 (FOI241245)

This Freedom of Information request asks for details of revenue and expenditure on film and TV from 2014-2023.

Request for information - Ref No: FOI241245


We received your request on 25/04/2024.

We have handled your request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000.

A copy of your request is set out in the extract below:

“Under the Freedom of Information Act, for the tax years 2014/15 to 2022/23 inclusive, please would you please fully disclose the following details, breaking the figures by year:

  1. How much revenue has been received by your organisation for services rendered to film and television productions? This could include location rental, permits and all other services related to film productions using your personnel or resources.
  2. Please outline the type of work or service rendered, in each case and disclose the revenue received for each type of service.
  3. How much has your organisation spent on facilitating such arrangements between 2014/15 to 2022/23, inclusive, broken down by year?”

Our response

I confirm that Ordnance Survey does not hold the information you have requested.

Advice and Assistance

OS does not receive revenue or make payments that fall within the scope of your request. Work of this nature supports our public relations and media plans and the value to OS is in the exposure and reach of the activity.

OS supports the media who can use our maps across TV, film, print and online, by registering for our free Media Licence. Further information relating to our Media Licence can be found on our website here: Media centre | Home | OS (

Internal review

Your enquiry has been processed according to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. If you are unhappy with our response, you may request an internal review with our Internal Review Officer by contacting them, within two months of receipt of our final response to your Freedom of Information (FOI) request, as follows:

Internal Review Officer
Customer Service Centre
Ordnance Survey
Adanac Drive
SO16 0AS

Contact us via our FoI form

Please include the reference number above. You may request an internal review where you believe Ordnance Survey has:

  • Failed to respond to your request within the time limits (normally 20 working days)
  • Failed to tell you whether or not we hold the information
  • Failed to provide the information you have requested
  • Failed to explain the reasons for refusing a request
  • Failed to correctly apply an exemption or exception

The Internal Review Officer will not have been involved in the original decision. They will conduct an independent internal review and will inform you of the outcome of the review normally within 20 working days, but exceptionally within 40 working days, in line with the Information Commissioner’s guidance.

The Internal Review Officer will either: uphold the original decision, provide an additional explanation of the exemption/s applied or release further information, if it is considered appropriate to do so.

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