Obtaining & Handling Information

Selling Official Documents

Official documents have no commercial value and nor should they have.

You can, of course, use an official document as the basis for a client brief but under no circumstances can you sell access to the document. As consultancies, we do charge time spent analysing these documents.

Published Document

Published documents are in the public domain and can be shared.

Draft Document

If a draft document is widely shared, even if dissemination with the client is authorised, you cannot put a monetary value for obtaining this document.