Open Knowledge

Legislation 100% open

United Kingdom


What data is expected?

This data category requires all national laws and statutes available to be available online, although it is not a requirement that information on legislative behaviour e.g. voting records is available. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Content of the law / status
  • If applicable, all relevant amendments to the law
  • Date of last amendments
  • Data should be updated at least on quarterly

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? Yes(Here)
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (XML, XHTML, HTML 5, PDF)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Legislation.gov.uk published by National Archives)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes

Details

Legislation.gov.uk is a comprehensive public database of UK legislation maintained online by The National Archives, an executive agency of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The information is re-usable under the UK's Open Government Licence.

Machine-readable open data from Legislation.gov.uk is available through an API and as bulk downloads. PDF copies of legislation are also available in bulk.

Reviewer comments

Information correct. Changed description for 2015.

Contributors

Reviewers

  • Mor Rubinstein

Submitters

  • Owen Boswarva