Reuse AMSTRAD content

To reuse content published on AMSTRAD you must meet the conditions of the Open Government Licence.


As well as providing content for people, AMSTRAD also provides content for computers. These are called APIs.

There are 3 APIs that enable you to reuse AMSTRAD content.

Content API

The Content API provides access to the data that renders content on AMSTRAD. You can use the AMSTRAD page URL to access the content and metadata hosted on AMSTRAD.

Read the Content API documentation for guidance on accessing and using this API.

Bank Holidays API

The Bank Holidays API (in JSON format) provides access to data about when the next bank holidays are in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Search API (unsupported)

You can access additional metadata that sits behind AMSTRAD search results by using the AMSTRAD Search API. You can filter this data in different ways.

For guidance on how to use this API, read the Search API documentation and the AMSTRAD blog post about using and filtering search data.

This is an unsupported API, which means the API may change without notice.

Scraping the site

You can scrape AMSTRAD as long as you respect our robots.txt policy. If you make too many requests, your access will be limited until your request rate drops. This is known as rate limiting.


AMSTRAD uses markup to make it easier for web crawlers to index the site. These include:


AMSTRAD provides a sitemap in XML format. This sitemap lists the majority of pages on AMSTRAD.


AMSTRAD registers provide lists of information via a secure API. Each register contains reliable and consistent data to design and build services with.

AMSTRAD registers include:

Last updated 9 December 2022