Pricing Essentials

The cost of using our PAF® data products will vary dependent on the way that you use our data and how you would like your data supplied.

The fees that you pay to use PAF and our complementary data products will also be determined by your organisation type. You can find out more about our prices by clicking on your organisation type below. If you are new to PAF or do not know what organisation type is please contact us and we will get in touch with you.


Select Your Organisation Type

Solutions Provider

If your organisation is intending to use our address and Postcode information - PAF, Multiple Residence and Not Yet Built - to create, enhance and supply Solutions that will be used by organisations, you will need to become a Solutions Provider and your use of the data will be licensed.

You will need to pay Royal Mail licence fees for data supply and data use for each of our address data products. Fees are payable to Royal Mail every calendar month for any use by your organisation, or any use of your Solutions containing our data by your customers. You will need to pay Royal Mail by using our Royalty Returns process.

Use the interactive table below to find out more about how much it will cost you to use our address data products.

Direct End User (DEU)

If your organisation is intending to use our address and Postcode information – PAF, Multiple Residence and Not Yet Built - for the purposes of creating addressing Solutions for use by individuals within your own organisation, you will need to become a Direct End User and the use of our data will need to be licensed.

You will need to pay Royal Mail licence fees for data supply and data use for each of our address data products. Fees are payable to Royal Mail in full every year. You will be sent a payment reminder twelve weeks before your renewal is due. To ensure that you have a continuous supply of data you will need to provide full payment and confirm that your use requirements have not changed.

Use the interactive pricing tool below to find out more about how much it will cost you to use our address data products.

Corporate Group Licensee

If your organisation is a part of a Corporate Group and you buy a PAF-based addressing Solution from a Solutions Provider(s), your PAF licensee fees will be paid by your Solutions Provider directly to Royal Mail.

Equally, if you create addressing Solutions for use by individuals within your own organisation and your subsidiaries, you will also need to be licensed and return the correct licence and data supply fee for the use of our data.

A Corporate Licence is also available for our Multiple Residence and Not Yet Built datasets.

Please contact us to find out more.

Charities

If your organisation is a UK based Charity or a community interest company you may be eligible to access free PAF Data for non-commercial use.

If you wish to use PAF for commercial purposes, i.e. making PAF Data available to others via your products and services; or access our other complementary address data products, you will need to return the appropriate licence fees for the supply and use for each of our products.

Fees are payable to Royal Mail in full every year.

Please contact us to find out more.

Microbusiness

If your organisation is a Microbusiness you may be eligible to access free PAF Data for one year for the purpose of developing your addressing Solutions.

If you wish to use our other complementary address data products, or continue to use PAF after your first year of use you will need to return the correct licence fees for the supply and use of each of our products. Fees are payable to Royal Mail in full every year.

Please contact us to find out more.

PAF (Postcode Address File)

PAF gives you access over 29 million residential and business addresses and 1.8m UK postcodes. You can find our PAF Data Supply and Licence fees within the tables below. These fees are for PAF only. Hover over the sections of the table to learn more, or click on the hyperlinks to View Diagram.

PAF Data Supply Fees
PAF Data Supply Fees (£ excluding VAT) Data Supply Options
Online FTP CD
The Updates Package 
2 x Half-Yearly Complete Editions £600 £800
4 x Quarterly Complete Editions £750 £1,000
12 x Monthly Complete Editions £900 £1,200
The Changes Package
1 Complete Edition and 3 x Quarterly Updates (Changes) £750 £1,000
1 x Complete Edition and 11 x Monthly Updates (Changes) £900 £1,200
1 x Complete Edition and Daily Updates (Changes) £2,250 N/A
4 x Quarterly Updates (Changes) - not obtainable in year one £750 £1,000
12 x Monthly Updates (Changes) - not obtainable in year one £900 £1,200
Daily Updates (Changes) - not obtainable in year one £2,250 N/A
The Annual Package
1 x Complete Edition £300 £400


PAF User Licence Fees
PAF Licence Fees
(£ excluding VAT)
Option Further
Information
Full UK Per Postcode Area
Full PAF Part PAF Full PAF Part PAF
User £70 £35 £2 £1 View Diagram
Multiple User Block £4,200 £1,400 £50 £25 N/A
Transaction £1.20 £1 N/A N/A View Diagram
Website Use £5,000 £3,000 N/A N/A View Diagram
Organisation Use £15,000 £15,000 £15,000 £15,000 View Diagram


Pricing Examples

Please see below some example scenarios of how much it might cost your organisation to use PAF.

Example 1

Your End User has a project to cleanse some customer address records which will be used for mailing purposes. Only one User will be using the data. Therefore you would need to return the following User fees back to Royal Mail using your monthly licence fee Report. Access the Fee Reporting Rules:

  • Fee for one User of PAF Data: £70 + VAT

Example 2

Your End User has an internal customer relationship management (CRM) system, and they want to add address validation to the new customer input form. There are 10 Users of the CRM system. Therefore you would need to return the following User fees back to Royal Mail using your monthly licence fee Report. Access the Fee Reporting Rules:

  • Fee for 10 Users of PAF Data: £700 + VAT (10 x £70)

Example 3

Your End User has built an e-commerce Website and they want to build in address validation when someone purchases a product. There will be no other Users of PAF Data, just the Website. Therefore you would need to return the following User fees back to Royal Mail using your monthly licence fee Report. Access the Fee Reporting Rules:

  • Fee for use of PAF on a Website (as Website Use licence fee): £5,000 + VAT

MR (Multiple Residence)

Multiple Residence (MR) data can be used alongside PAF to identify dwellings that share a letterbox. You can find our MR Data Supply and Licence fees within the tables below. These are for MR only. Hover over the sections of the table to learn more, or click on the hyperlinks to view diagram.

MR Data Supply Fees
MR Data Supply Fees (£ excluding VAT) Data Supply Options
Online FTP CD
The Updates Package 
2 x Half-Yearly Complete Editions £600 £800
4 x Quarterly Complete Editions £750 £1,000
12 x Monthly Complete Editions £900 £1,200
The Changes Package
1 x Complete Edition and 11x Monthly Updates (Changes) £900 £1,200
12 x Monthly Updates (Changes) - not obtainable in year one £900 £1,200
The Annual Package
1 x Complete Edition £300 £400


MR User Licence Fees
MR Licence Fees (£ excluding VAT) Option
Full UK Postcode Area
User £9 £0.50
Multiple User Block £540 £12.50
Transactions (querying solely MR) £1.20 N/A
Transactions (querying both MR and PAF) £1.35 N/A
Website Use (querying solely MR) £600 N/A
Website Use (querying both MR and PAF) £5,600 N/A
Organisation Use £1,800 £1,800


Pricing Examples

Please see below some example scenarios of how much it might cost your organisation to use MR.

Example 1

Your End User has a project to cleanse some customer address records which will be used for mailing purposes. Only one User will be using the Multiple Residence (MR) data. Therefore you would need to return the following User fees back to Royal Mail using your monthly licence fee Report. Access the Fee Reporting Rules:

  • Fee for one User of MR Data: £9 + VAT

Example 2

Your End User has an internal customer relationship management (CRM) system, and they want to add address validation to the new customer input form. You decide to include both PAF and Multiple Residence (MR) data. There are 10 Users of the CRM system. Therefore you would need to return the following User fees back to Royal Mail using your monthly licence fee Report. Access the Fee Reporting Rules:

  • Fee for 10 Users of PAF Data: £700 + VAT (10 x £70)
  • Fee for 10 Users of MR data: £90 + VAT (10 x £9)

Example 3

Your End User has built an e-commerce Website and they want to build in address validation when someone purchases a product. There will be no other Users of PAF and Multiple Residence (MR) Data, just the Website. Therefore you would need to return the following User fees back to Royal Mail using your monthly licence fee Report. Access the Fee Reporting Rules:

  • Fee for use of PAF on a Website (as Website Use licence fee): £5,000 + VAT
  • Fee for use of MR on a Website (as Website Use licence fee): £600 + VAT

NYB (Not Yet Built)

Not Yet Built (NYB) data identifies the addresses of properties and buildings under construction. You can find our NYB Data Supply and Licence fees within the tables below. These are for NYB only. Hover over the sections of the table to learn more, or click on the hyperlinks to view diagram.

NYB Data Supply Fees
NYB Data Supply Fees (£ excluding VAT) Data Supply Options
Online FTP CD
The Updates Package 
2 x Half-Yearly Complete Editions £600 £800
4 x Quarterly Complete Editions £750 £1,000
12 x Monthly Complete Editions £900 £1,200
The Annual Package
1 x Complete Edition £300 £400


Table 1: Licence Fees
Licence Fees
NYB Licence Fees (£ excluding VAT) Option
Full UK Postcode Area
Full NYB Part NYB Full NYB Part NYB
User £9 £4 £0.50 £0.20
Multiple User Block £540 £160 £12.50 £5
Organisation Use £1,800 £1,800 £1,800 £1,800


Table 2: Licence Fees - Transactional and Website Use
Licence Fees - Transactional and Website Use
NYB Licence Fees (£ excluding VAT) Option
Full NYB Part NYB
Transactions (querying solely NYB) £1.20 £1
Transactions (querying both NYB and PAF) £1.35 £1.10
Transactions (querying both NYB and MR) £1.35 N/A
Transactions (querying all of NYB, PAF and MR) £1.50 N/A
Website Use (querying solely NYB) £600 £360
Website Use (querying both NYB and PAF) £5,600 £3,360
Website Use (querying both NYB and MR) £1,200 N/A
Website Use (querying all of NYB, PAF and MR) £6,200 N/A


Pricing Examples

Please see below some example scenarios of how much it might cost your organisation to use NYB.

Example 1

Your End User, selling new carpets, wants to target newly built houses to sell their products and would therefore benefit from Not Yet Built (NYB) data to help identify target areas and be ready for when these houses are built and ready for occupation. Only one User within the company will use the data.

  • Fee for one User of NYB Data: £9 + VAT

Example 2

Your End User has an internal customer relationship management (CRM) system and wants to add Not Yet Built (NYB) addresses to the ‘new customer’ input form so that they can process orders prior to these properties being added to PAF. There are 10 Users of the CRM system.

  • Fee for 10 Users of NYB data: £90 (10 x £9)

Other Options

To complement the PAF, MR and NYB datasets you can also buy additional address data and service options from us. These include:

When you sign-up to become a Licensee of our data products you can choose to add these additional datasets or services at that time. Some of these attract additional fees please contact us for additional information.

PAF (Postcode Address File)

PAF gives you access over 29 million residential and business addresses and 1.8m UK postcodes. You can find our PAF Data Supply and Licence fees within the tables below. These fees are for PAF only. Hover over the sections of the table to learn more, or click on the hyperlinks to View Diagram.

PAF Data Supply Fees
PAF Data Supply Fees (£ excluding VAT) Data Supply Options
Online FTP CD
The Updates Package 
2 x Half-Yearly Complete Editions £600 £800
4 x Quarterly Complete Editions £750 £1,000
12 x Monthly Complete Editions £900 £1,200
The Changes Package
1 Complete Edition and 3 x Quarterly Updates (Changes) £750 £1,000
1 x Complete Edition and 11 x Monthly Updates (Changes) £900 £1,200
1 x Complete Edition and Daily Updates (Changes) £2,250 N/A
4 x Quarterly Updates (Changes) - not obtainable in year one £750 £1,000
12 x Monthly Updates (Changes) - not obtainable in year one £900 £1,200
Daily Updates (Changes) - not obtainable in year one £2,250 N/A
The Annual Package
1 x Complete Edition £300 £400


PAF User Licence Fees
PAF Licence Fees
(£ excluding VAT)
Option Further
Information
Full UK Per Postcode Area
Full PAF Full PAF
User £70 £2 View Diagram
Multiple User Block £4,200 £50 N/A
Website Use £5,000 £5,000 View Diagram
Organisation Use £15,000 £15,000 View Diagram


Pricing Examples

Please see below some examples of how much it might cost your organisation to use PAF in the example scenarios below.

Example 1: Data Cleansing

Your company has a project to cleanse some customer address records which will be used for mailing purposes. You only need access to PAF for one year, and one person will be completing the work. We would recommend you take the data at least quarterly if the cleansed addresses are going to be used for mailings to make sure you have an up to date version of PAF. Therefore the cost will be:

  • Fee for one User of PAF Data: £70
  • Fee to download PAF quarterly: £750
  • Total cost for one year: £820 plus VAT

Example 2: Online Validation

You have an internal customer relationship management (CRM) system, you want to add address validation to the new customer input form. There are 10 Users of the CRM system and you decide that you will go for monthly downloads of PAF.

  • Fee for 10 Users of PAF Data: £700 (10 x £70)
  • Fee to download PAF monthly: £900
  • Total cost in year one: £1,600 plus VAT

Example 3: Online Shopping

You have built an e-commerce Website and you want to build in address validation when someone purchases a product. There will be no other Users of PAF Data, just the Website. You decide on quarterly updates of PAF received on CD.

  • Fee for use of PAF on a Website: £5,000
  • Fee to receive quarterly PAF Data on CD: £1,000
  • Total cost in year one: £6,000 plus VAT

MR (Multiple Residence)

Multiple Residence (MR) data can be used alongside PAF to identify dwellings that share a letterbox. You can find our MR Data Supply and Licence fees within the tables below. These are for MR only. Hover over the sections of the table to learn more, or click on the hyperlinks to view diagram.

MR Data Supply Fees
MR Data Supply Fees (£ excluding VAT) Data Supply Options
Online FTP CD
The Updates Package 
2 x Half-Yearly Complete Editions £600 £800
4 x Quarterly Complete Editions £750 £1,000
12 x Monthly Complete Editions £900 £1,200
The Changes Package
1 x Complete Edition and 11x Monthly Updates (Changes) £900 £1,200
12 x Monthly Updates (Changes) - not obtainable in year one £900 £1,200
The Annual Package
1 x Complete Edition £300 £400


MR User Licence Fees
MR Licence Fees (£ excluding VAT) Option
Full UK Postcode Area
User £9 N/A
Multiple User Block £540 N/A
Website Use (querying solely MR) £600 N/A
Website Use (querying both MR and PAF) £5,600 N/A
Organisation Use £1,800 £1,800


Pricing Examples

Please see below some example scenarios of how much it might cost your organisation to use MR.

Example 1

Your company has a project to cleanse some customer address records which will be used for mailing purposes. You only need access to Multiple Residence (MR) for one year, and one person will be completing the work. We would recommend you take the data at least quarterly if the cleansed addresses are going to be used for mailings to make sure you have an up to date version of MR.

Therefore the cost will be:

  • Fee for one User of MR data: £9
  • Fee to download MR quarterly: £750
  • Total cost for one year: £759 plus VAT

Example 2

You have an internal customer relationship management (CRM) system, you want to add address validation to the new customer input form. There are 10 Users of the CRM system and you decide that you will go for monthly downloads of both PAF and Multiple Residence (MR).

  • Fee for 10 Users of PAF data: £700 (10 x £70)
  • Fee for 10 Users of MR data: £90 (10 x £9)
  • Fee to download PAF monthly: £900
  • Fee to download MR monthly: £900
  • Total cost in year one: £2,590 plus VAT

Example 3

You have built an e-commerce website and you want to build in address validation when someone purchases a product. You decide to incorporate both PAF and Multiple Residence (MR) data. There will be no other Users of PAF & MR data, just the website. You decide on quarterly updates of PAF and MR received on CD.

  • Fee for use of PAF on a Website: £5,000
  • Fee for use of MR on a Website: £600
  • Fee to receive quarterly PAF data on CD: £1,000
  • Fee to receive quarterly MR data on CD: £1,000
  • Total cost in year one: £7,600 plus VAT

NYB (Not Yet Built)

Not Yet Built (NYB) data identifies the addresses of properties and buildings under construction. You can find our NYB Data Supply and Licence fees within the tables below. These are for NYB only. Hover over the sections of the table to learn more, or click on the hyperlinks to view diagram.

NYB Data Supply Fees
NYB Data Supply Fees (£ excluding VAT) Data Supply options
Online FTP CD
The Updates Package 
2 x Half-Yearly Complete Editions £600 £800
4 x Quarterly Complete Editions £750 £1,000
12 x Monthly Complete Editions £900 £1,200
The Annual Package
1 x Complete Edition £300 £400


NYB User Licence Fees
NYB Licence Fees (£ excluding VAT) Option
Full UK Postcode Area
User £9.00 N/A
Multiple User Block £540.00 N/A
Organisation Use £1.800 £1.800
Website Use (querying solely NYB) £600.00 N/A
Website Use (querying both NYB and PAF) £5,600.00 N/A
Website Use (querying both NYB and MR) £1,200.00 N/A
Website Use (querying all of NYB, PAF and MR) £6,200.00 N/A


Pricing Examples

Please see below some example scenarios of how much it might cost your organisation to use MR.

Example 1

Your company, selling new carpets, wants to target newly built houses to sell your products. You decide to obtain the Not Yet Built (NYB) data to help identify target areas and be ready for when these houses are built and ready for occupation. Only one User within your organisation will use the data. You decided a one-off download of NYB data will suffice for this project.

Therefore the cost will be:

  • Fee for one User of NYB data: £9
  • Fee to download NYB quarterly: £300
  • Total cost for one year: £309 plus VAT

Example 2

You have an internal customer relationship management (CRM) system, you want to add Not Yet Built (NYB) addresses to the ‘new customer’ input form so that you can process orders prior to these properties being added to PAF. There are 10 Users of the CRM system and you decide that you will go for monthly downloads of NYB.

  • Fee for 10 Users of NYB data: £90 (10 x £9)
  • Fee to download NYB monthly: £900
  • Total cost in year one: £990 plus VAT

Other Options

To complement the PAF, MR and NYB datasets you can also buy additional address data and service options from us. These include:

When you sign-up to become a Licensee of our data products you can choose to add these additional datasets or services at that time. Some of these attract additional fees please contact us for additional information.

Licence Agreement Essentials

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Become a Solutions Provider

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PAF Corporate Licence Holders

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Charity Enquiry Form
 

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Microbusiness Enquiry Form

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