Data licensing

Our data is available to reuse under the terms of the Open Government Licence for public sector information.

Reusing our spending data 

You don't have to ask us for permission to use our data, but you do have to accept the terms of the Open Government Licence.

It is important that you read the licence before you use the spending data that we publish:

Who can use the data?

Anyone can use, reuse and analyse the spending data we release under only a few restrictions outlined in the Open Government Licence for public sector information.

Under the licence, if you use or reuse our data for any purpose other than viewing it yourself, you must acknowledge Northamptonshire County Council as the source of the information by including an attribution statement.

What is an attribution statement?

An attribution statement is a simple way of recognising the source of information used or reused in external products or applications.

In this case it should include the title, creator and publication date of the information, as well as a link to the Open Government Licence where possible.

For example, for use or reuse of our August 2010 spending data the attribution statement would read:

[Spending over £500 August; Northamptonshire County Council; 2010; Copyright: Northamptonshire County Council]. This information is licensed under the Open Government Licence for public sector information.

What can I do with the data?

The National Archives, who developed the Open Government Licence, have produced a helpful guide for people wanting to use information from public bodies such as Northamptonshire County Council:

If you intend to use our spending data in the development of a product or application, you should follow the code of conduct for developers set by