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The OGN steering committee writes to Ben Gummer on the future of open government

28th November 2016

Ahead of the global OGP Summit in Paris next week, the Open Government Network’s steering committee has written to Ben Gummer, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, outlining thoughts on the next phase for open government in the UK and internationally. Read and download the text of the letter below. Dear Rt Hon Ben Gummer MP, Minister for…


Where we’ve got to; the OGP Summit; & what’s next | 10 Nov 2016 | Meeting note

28th November 2016

On 10 November, the Open Government Network and Cabinet Office met to review progress on the UK Open Government Partnership process so far, consider how we can make best use of the OGP Summit, and plan next steps. Below is a note of the meeting. Participants Tim Hughes, Involve Kaela Scott, Involve Simon Burall, Involve…


Ó Muilleoir: Open government key commitment

25th November 2016

(via the Department of Finance) Speaking today at an event to mark the first year of the OpenDataNI portal the Finance Minister announced that the Executive has agreed to a range of open government commitments to strengthen transparency and accountability across Executive departments. Máirtín Ó Muilleoir said: “I recognise the achievements to date in progressing…


CSOs call on the Government to open up the Land Registry

8th November 2016

A group of eleven civil society organisations have written to Greg Clarke, Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, calling on the Government to open up the Land Registry. The letter is signed by Tim Hughes, coordinator of the Open Government Network, on its behalf. To: The Rt Hon Greg…


2016-18 Open Government Action Plan implementation meeting | 25 Oct 2016 | Meeting note

7th November 2016

On 25 October 2016, members of the OGN’s steering committee and government commitment leads met to review the implementation of the 2016-18 Open Government Action Plan and the UK OGP process. This note of the meeting was produced by the Cabinet Office. Commitment updates Commitment 1: Beneficial ownership – Matthew Brown (BEIS) said the plan is…


Ben Gummer responds to OGN Steering Group’s letter

21st October 2016

Ben Gummer, Minister for the Cabinet Office, has responded to the Open Government Network steering group’s letter of 10th August. Read the response below. Thank you for your letter of 10th August and annexes, which I have read with interest. I am aware of the good work undertaken by Francis Maude, Matt Hancock and others…


Government reports on its implementation of 2013-15 open government action plan

18th October 2016

At the end of last week, the UK Government published its End of Term Self-Assessment on its implementation of the 2013-15 Open Government Action Plan. This table, presented in annex 1 of the report, summarises the government’s assessment of its completion of the 21 commitments. Commitment                              …


Statement from Ben Gummer on open government and the OGP

7th October 2016

Ben Gummer, who attended the Open Government Partnership (OGP) steering committee meeting and UN General Assembly events in New York at the end of September, has made the following statement about the UK’s continued commitment to open government and the OGP: “The Open Government Partnership (OGP) has made significant progress to ensure that citizens are better…


Statement on ongoing government and civil society collaboration on open government

7th October 2016

Also published at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/united-kingdom-third-national-action-plan-commitment-13-government-and-civil-society-collaboration-subject-to-review  The first two United Kingdom Government National Action Plans (NAPs) had fixed two-year cycles of development and implementation. This meant that we could not always respond to and incorporate new ideas for opening up government as they arose. To address this challenge we have now moved to a rolling programme which enables…


What does the public want from Open Government?

29th September 2016

On the 4th September 2016 30 members of the public met in Glasgow to discuss what they want as citizens from an Open Government. I have written up the outcomes from that meeting and you can download the file from here­. Please read it and comment on the Meetup group any feedback you may have. As…