Title: Themes: Scale: Coverage: Availability:
BritPits Mining and minerals N/A Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands Free / Licensed
Coal resources for new technologies Mining and minerals 1:1 000 000 UK Free
Historical planning permission database Mining and minerals 1:50 000 England and Wales Licensed
Hutton hydrocarbon field data Mining and minerals N/A The Hutton Field, East Shetlands Basin Free
Mineral resources Mining and minerals 1:50 000 England, Wales, central belt of Scotland Licensed
Mining hazard (not including coal) 1 km hex grid Hazards 1 km hex grid (approx. 1:1 000 000) Great Britain Free
Mining hazard (not including coal) coverage Hazards 1:50 000 Great Britain Licensed
UK and world mineral statistics datasets Mining and minerals N/A Worldwide Free

From 1 April 2024, BGS will apply a 5 per cent increase to its direct licence fees for all data products. This means that any direct licence issued or renewed on or after 1 April 2024 will reflect this increased price. Existing data licensees will not be affected until such time as their licence is next due for renewal, after 1 April 2024..

BGS has not increased its data product licence fees for many years: this 2024 increase takes into account inflationary and cost pressures faced by BGS, including increased staff costs, and follows a review of Office for National Statistics guidance with regard to inflation and price indices. Going forwards, BGS will undertake annual price reviews and will communicate any future licence fee changes (from 2025) as appropriate.

If you have any queries regarding this matter, please contact the IPR digital team (

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