Post: 3 January 2016 This post doesn’t have any thesis, it’s just a chronology of some highlights and lowlights in UK open data over the past twelve months … January The World Wide Web Foundation’s Open Data Barometer scored the UK …

UK open data: some things that happened (and a few that didn’t) in 2015 Read more »

2015 was a year when the Freedom of Information Act came under attack; 2016 could prove to be the year it is damaged. The government’s FOI Commission – the ‘independent review’ of the decade old Act – has been rumbling …

2016: When the Freedom of Information Act will be dismantled Read more »

Last week Open Knowledge published the third edition of their annual Global Open Data Index. This year Taiwan topped the table of 122 countries, with the UK finishing second – pipped to the top spot after two years as the …

Open Data – the race to the top Read more »

Demographics Britain Liverpool city centre. Image: Open Street Map. In 1999, the Richard Rogers’ landmark Urban Task Force report set the agenda for inner-city densification and brownfield regeneration in the UK. Since then, we’ve seen significant economic and demographic change in the …

The rebirth of Britain’s inner cities, mapped Read more »

Open policy making, Open Data and international cooperation are three pillars that UK Minister for the Cabinet Office Matt Hancock wants to be included in the 2015 UK Action Plan, according to a speech given by the minister to mark …

UK launches its next OGP Action Plan Read more »

French Economy and Industry Minister Emmanuel Macron and British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne have announced the creation of a new joint UK-France Data Taskforce, while visiting the accelerator start-up ‘TheFamily’ in Paris. The new taskforce is expected to enhance UK-France …

Unveiled: New joint UK-France Data Taskforce to boost cooperation on Open Data Read more »

Our two countries have learned from each other in drive to digital-by-default, say senior ministers At the Open Government Partnership (OGP) summit in London in November 2013, New Zealand became the 61st member of a rapidly expanding global movement. The …

Why New Zealand and UK are leading the public sector digital revolution Read more »