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What does Brexit mean for open government?

2nd August 2016

On 21st July, members of the Open Government Network met to discuss what Brexit means for open government. Notes taken during the event can be found in the Google Doc below: Available at: bit.ly/BrexitOpenGov




Land Registry privatisation threatens open government – OGN responds to government consultation

26th May 2016

The Open Government Network has responded to the government’s consultation on moving Land Registry operations to the private sector urging it to reconsider its proposals, expressing concerns that privatisation would have a detrimental impact on transparency, civic participation and accountability on an issue of national importance. In summary: We consider that the economy would be best served through the…



Land Registry privatisation threatens open government – Support the OGN’s consultation submission

24th May 2016

Over the past month the Open Government Network has collaboratively drafted its submission to the government’s consultation on moving Land Registry operations to the private sector. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A-3ckBTAAIWSwgpSTSD3IaPVWniLoeSd_eNJgrXgDc4/edit?usp=sharing Sign the submission! We’re now inviting individuals and organisations to sign up to the submission to show their support.  If you or your organisation can sign the submission,…




OGN statement on the UK Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18

12th May 2016

Statement from the UK Open Government Network steering committee on the publication of the UK Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18 Open government is the simple but powerful idea that governments and institutions work better for citizens when they are transparent, engaging and accountable. It is not a set of lofty principles, but the building block…


UK Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18 launched!

12th May 2016

The UK’s 2016-18 Open Government National Action Plan, the result of collaboration between the Open Government Network and government, has been launched at today’s Anti-Corruption Summit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-open-government-national-action-plan-2016-18/uk-open-government-national-action-plan-2016-18 The plan will be a rolling action plan, with existing commitments extended and new commitments added over the course of the next two years. Summary of commitments Commitment number…