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The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015

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16.—(1) Where a public sector body charges for re-use it shall, so far as is reasonably practicable, determine standard charges.

(2) Where a public sector body establishes standard charges it shall, so far as is reasonably practicable, establish—

(a)any applicable conditions for re-use;

(b)the actual amount of any charges; and

(c)the basis on which such charges have been calculated.

(3) Where paragraph (2) applies, the public sector body must ensure that the information specified in that paragraph is made available to the public.

(4) Where a standard charge for re-use has not been established, a public sector body—

(a)must indicate at the outset which factors have been taken into account in the calculation of a charge for re-use; and

(b)if requested to do so by an applicant, must specify in writing the way in which any such charge has been calculated in relation to a specific request for re-use.

(5) Where regulation 15(3)(b) applies, a public sector body must, so far as is reasonably practicable, predetermine the requirement by which it must generate the revenue specified in that regulation.

(6) A public sector body must, where possible and appropriate, make the information referred to in paragraphs (2) and (5) available by electronic means.

(7) A public sector body must ensure that the following information is made available to the public—

(a)a list of its main documents available for re-use with relevant metadata; and

(b)details of the means of redress available under these Regulations.

(8) In relation to paragraph (7)(a) a public sector body must ensure that—

(a)where possible and appropriate, the list of its main documents is available in machine-readable format;

(b)where possible and appropriate, potential applicants are able to search the list of documents and relevant metadata by electronic means; and

(c)where possible, a public sector body must facilitate the cross-linguistic search for documents.

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