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)
Standard administrative cost for £80
four quarterly versions
Data use (ONS charge)
Data cost multiplier
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Royal Mail Licensing fees
Multi System licence
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
101 - 500
51 - 100
21 - 50
£ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £
5852.75 5267.48 4682.20 3511.65 2633.74 1755.83 1170.55 731.59
3979.87 3581.88 3183.90 2387.92 1790.94 1193.96 795.97 497.48
3394.60 3055.14 2715.68 2036.76 1527.57 1018.38 678.92 424.32
Scotland (32% of GB)
585.28 526.75 468.22 351.17 263.37 175.58 117.06 73.16
377.18 339.46 301.74 226.31 169.73 113.15 75.44 47.15
1. Annual supply of the UK Core NSPD. Postcode only data. System licence with 100m grid references for internal
£380 + VAT
2. Annual supply of the UK Full NSPD. Full PAF data. System licence, website use with 100m grid references.
Website use (x 5)
£3,850 + £1000 for website usage
£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.
£1,094.09 + VAT
4. Annual supply of the UK Full NSPD. Full PAF data. System licence, commercial use with 100m grid references.
Commercial (reseller) ( x10)
£6,430 + VAT