Free access to the postcode database

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From July this year small charities will no longer have to pay to use the Royal Mail’s Postcode Address File, which is the file contains the 24 million address details of everyone in the UK.


Royal Mail is simplifying access to and pricing of the Postcode Address File (PAF) , in collaboration with the Government, to encourage innovation and growth.


Small businesses too can now receive one year’s free access to PAF. Members of the public can now enjoy greater access to the tool, with their daily limit of free searches on the Royal Mail website increased from 15 to 50.


To qualify for the new free rate organisations must be:


• registered charities or CICs


• have an annual income of less than £10 million


• be independent in the sense of not being associated or affiliated with any existing PAF solutions provider


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