Tag: Cabinet Office

Freedom of Information review to consider balance between open government and “frank advice”

Former Treasury perm sec Lord Burns to review Freedom of Information laws and consider “safe space” argument, while Cabinet Office takes over responsibility for FOI from the Ministry of Justice Ministers have launched an independent review of the Freedom of Information

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Government launches action plan for openness, doesn’t mention FOI

The government has launched the next phase of its action plan to make it more open and transparent but… it failed to mention the Freedom of Information Action.  In a speech launching the transparency scheme, which will run from 2016-18,

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GDS set for share of £55m pot to boost digital government plan

The Government Digital Service (GDS) is set to receive a share of a £55m “efficiency and reform” fund to define business cases for new digital projects across Whitehall. The announcement was hidden away on page 82 of the 123-page Summer

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Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Disclosure of Information (25 Mar 2015)

Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the Government has to promote opendata and data sharing; and whether he plans to conduct a review of data sharing. Francis Maude The Minister

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Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electronic Government (10 Feb 2015)

The National Information Infrastructure (NII) dataset has been viewed nearly 1,000 times. This government has prioritised the release of open data for economic growth in the belief that people outside government are better placed to add value and build tools

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Paul Maltby: ‘I’ve had to unfollow civil servants who tweet only about meetings’

The head of open data at the Cabinet Office on braving social media, following up the Shakespeare review and the G8 summit You joined the Cabinet Office as director of open data and transparency in January. What will be your

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The cost of unlocking economic potential from core reference data

Dismantling trading funds and redistributing datasets is costly but will government see the long-term economic benefits? It may be some time before we have the government’s response to Stephan Shakespeare’s review of public sector information. But let us suppose the

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Turning raw FOI data into usable information

Public authorities are now required to release data in a standard format – and this should make it easier to use The government is releasing ever more data for public use, routinely through data.gov.uk and in response to Freedom of

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Open data is going global

The UK is due to co-chair the Open Government Partnership in April and is looking to improve transparency across the world In our last post we talked about the release of data from the Department for Education and how important

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