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  • Ordnance Survey's OXERA study estimated that its data underpinned £100 billion of economic activity in the UK. If the current charging regime is reducing the size of possible economic activity by even a single percentage point of GDP, the tax income forfeited could dwarf the entire £50—60 million that is currently saved by having Ordnance Survey sell information on a cost- recovery basis. This clearly warrants closer examination.

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