Superior quality of addresses: using PAF removes inconsistencies and duplicates from your address list, while ensuring it is standardised correctly. A number of cleaning and suppression exercises are performed on the data, making our data superior to competitors.
Compact storage: we compress the address file into a more manageable size (roughly 85% reduction). This makes it easier to store the data and provides benefits when accessing the data across networks
Additional features: our enhanced PAF file is available in Welsh. It also includes non-required localities and postal counties.
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Key elements of our enhanced PAF data
Includes additional data than the Royal Mail PAF file
Includes over 29.5 million addresses and 1.8 million postcodes
Includes data on every delivery point in the UK, both residential and non-residential addresses
Provides standardised data, removes duplicates and inconsistencies