Tag: UK Open Government Network

Freedom of Information Commission publishes recommendations

The “Independent Commission on Freedom of Information”, established by the Government on 17 July 2015 to review the Freedom of Information Act, has published its findings and recommendations.  The Commission held a call for evidence, which received over 30,000 submissions,

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Think government should be more transparent, engaging and accountable? Here’s how to get involved in writing the UK’s new open government action plan

Open government is the simple but powerful idea that governments and institutions work better for citizens when they are transparent, engaging and accountable. As a member of the global Open Government Partnership, the UK and devolved governments must publish an

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2014-2015 UK Progress Report: Public Comments Section | Open Government Partnership

The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) has released the UK progress report for public comment. The report covers the first year of implementation of the second UK action plan. The entire report is available here. The OGP invites all stakeholders to

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Roundtable with Scottish Civil Society Organisations on OGP in Scotland | 14 July 2015

On 14th July, we held a roundtable with Scottish civil society organisations to discuss if and how Scotland should be involved in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and the UK’s third (2016-18) OGP National Action Plan. The following note sets out

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Freedom of information: new Commission – Written statements to Parliament | GOV.UK

Minister for the Cabinet Office Matthew Hancock laid a written statement in Parliament about the new Commission on Freedom of Information. We are committed to being the most transparent government in the world. To deliver that goal we are opening

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Notes from OGN meeting with Minister for the Cabinet Office, Matthew Hancock MP | 2nd July 2015

On 2nd July 2015, the steering group of the Open Government Civil Society Network met with the new Minister for the Cabinet Office, Matthew Hancock MP, to discuss open government in the UK. Please see a note from the meeting below.

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Matt Hancock speech at UK OGP National Action Plan development launch

The Minister for Cabinet Office, Matt Hancock, launched the development of the UK’s new Open Government Partnership National Action Plan: Thank you for that introduction Simon [Burall, Involve]. You’ve been a leading voice for democratic reform and I know you’ve worked

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