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NSPD  - Scale of Charges 
 
NSPD charges are made up of: 
 
1.  ONS charges for data supply 
2.  ONS charges for data use (for website use and by commercial resellers) 
3.  Royal Mail licensing charges 
4.  OS licensing charges (for non OS licensed customers taking 1m grid references) 
 
   
Details of the fields available in each of the options are included in the order form.  
 
The cost of the NSPD products depends upon: 
 

whether you select the Full or Core NSPD product; 

whether you have the whole or part(s) of the UK; 

whether you select 1 metre or 100 metre grid references; 

whether you select Full PAF, Thoroughfare PAF or Postcode only; and 

the proposed use of the data. 
 
 
The following tables show the basic ONS costs of the products, administrative charges and the factors by which you 
multiply the product cost depending on your use of the data, coverage etc. excluding VAT.   
 
1. 
Data supply (ONS charge)  
 
Product Cost 
NSPD Core 
£100 
NSPD Full 
£250 
NHSPD £200 
Standard administrative cost for  £80 
four quarterly versions  
 
 
 
2. 
Data use (ONS charge) 
 
Data use 
Data cost multiplier 
Internal Business  

Website 5 
Commercial/Resellers  
10 
 
In addition to the above cost Ordnance Survey royalty charges apply for 1m grid references and depend on the number of 
users of the data; Royal Mail royalty charges apply based on whether Full, Thoroughfare or Postcode data is taken and on 
the number and type of user. Please contact ONS Geography Customer Services at xxx.xxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx.xx for 
details.   
 
 
Licensing Charges 
 
3.  Royal Mail Licensing + Fees  
 
Single User Licence is for an individual workstation or terminal or hand-held or otherwise portable device within an End-
User's organisation (which could be shared).  
 
System Licence is for a server or other storage device owned or controlled by the End-User on a single piece of 
equipment. Where  the  End-User  is  an  individual  organisation, a System Licence is available  as  an  alternative  to  
paying  per User. The amount payable is according to whether Full or Thoroughfare PAF or postcodes only (Data 
category) is supplied. Separate Licences are required for each system (per Data category supplied) upon which Data is 
based (and to which satellite systems may be wired for access). 
 
Multi-System Licence is available to an organisation as an alternative to holding three or more System Licences per Data 
category supplied. 
 

 
Royal Mail Licensing fees 
 
Single user 
System Licence 
Multi System licence 
PAF Full 
£85 
£3,850 
£11,550 
 
 
 
 
PAF Thoroughfare 
£32.50 
£1,050 
£3,150 
 
 
 
 
Postcode only 
£10 
£200 
£600 
 
 
A full description of the fields contained within each product can be found in the NSPD order form.  The above prices are 
for national (UK) supply.  Licensing for subsets, e.g. for a Government Office Region, will be calculated according to the 
amount of postal areas contained within that GOR.  These prices will be available on request. 
N.B. Website use.   
A licence for using the NSPD on a website, e.g. as a lookup, will be £1,000 for unlimited transactions.  
 
4.  Ordnance Survey Royalty Fees 
 
 
National Statistics Postcode Directory - 1m grid references  
  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
Corporate 
101 - 500 
51 - 100 
21 - 50 
11-20 
6-10 
3-5 

Single 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
£  £  £  £ £ £ £ £ £ 
Great 
Britain 
5852.75 
5852.75  5267.48 4682.20 3511.65 2633.74 1755.83 1170.55 731.59 
England 

Wales 
3979.87 
3979.87  3581.88 3183.90 2387.92 1790.94 1193.96  795.97 497.48 
England 
(58% 
of 
GB) 
3394.60 
3394.60  3055.14 2715.68 2036.76 1527.57 1018.38  678.92 424.32 
Scotland (32% of GB) 
1872.88 
1872.88 
1685.59 
1498.30 
1123.73 
842.80 
561.86 
374.58 
234.11 
Wales 
(10% 
of 
GB) 
585.28 
585.28  526.75 468.22 351.17 263.37 175.58 117.06 73.16 
GoR 
(9% 
of 
Eng) 
377.18 
377.18  339.46 301.74 226.31 169.73 113.15  75.44 47.15 
 
 
 
Examples 
 
1.  Annual supply of the UK Core NSPD.  Postcode only data.  System licence with 100m grid references for internal 
business use. 
 
Core NSPD 
£100 
Data use 
IBU 
Admin fee 
£80  
RM royalty 
£200 
Total cost 
£380 + VAT   
 
 
 
2.  Annual supply of the UK Full NSPD. Full PAF data.  System licence, website use with 100m grid references.    
 
Full NSPD 
£250 
Data use 
Website use (x 5) 
Admin fee 
£80 
RM royalty  
£3,850 + £1000  for website usage 
Total cost 
£6,180 + VAT  
 
 
 
3.  Annual supply of the UK Full NSPD. Thoroughfare PAF data.  1m grid references, internal business use, single user, 
non OS licensed.    
 
Full NSPD 
£250 
Data use  
IBU 

Admin fee 
£80 
OS royalty 
£731.59 
RM royalty  
£32.50 
Total cost 
 £1,094.09 + VAT 
 
 
 
4.  Annual supply of the UK Full NSPD.  Full PAF data.  System licence, commercial use with 100m grid references. 
 
Full NSPD 
£250 
Data use 
Commercial (reseller) ( x10) 
Admin fee 
£80 
RM royalty 
£3,850    
Total cost 
£6,430 + VAT