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Government itself produces a vast amount of highly valuable information, and the internet increases its potential social and economic value. In terms of scale, the Ordnance Survey, for example, estimates that it underpins £100 billion per year of economic activity in the UK. Direct revenues from public sector information are only a fraction of the wider value that this information creates. Revenues to government from the sale and licensing of public sector information are around £340 million, and the total market for public sector information stands at £590 million per year. The Office of Fair Trading estimates that this could double to £1 billion per year if reforms are implemented.