Matt Hancock wants real-time data to underpin future spending decisions across governments. He’s quite right, says Adrian Brown, but taking a strategic approach will be vital “Digital technology means it’s much easier to hold a genuine iterative dialogue with the …

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Environment secretary Liz Truss has hailed Defra’s new Open Data Initiative as the biggest ever “data give-away” by government. But what will it mean in practice? Mark Rowe reports It’s a sunny day and canoeists across England head for the …

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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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