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Matthew Hancock responds to briefing paper

8th June 2015

The Minister for the Cabinet Office, Matthew Hancock, has responded to the Open Government Network’s briefing paper on “Leading on Open Government“. Download: Matt Hancock’s response [pdf] Dear Tim Thank you for your email of 18 May with briefing from the UK Open Government Civil Society Network on the open government agenda. In our manifesto, we…



Which are the highest priority commitments for the UK’s new OGP National Action Plan?

27th May 2015

Over the past six months the UK Open Government Network has collected over fifty ideas from civil society for commitments that should be included in the UK’s new National Action Plan. Next week we’re holding a strategy meeting on Thursday afternoon (1-5pm, full details below), at which we will be to begin to identify which areas are…


Leading on Open Government | A UK Open Government Network briefing – May 2015

18th May 2015

The UK Open Government Civil Society Network has produced a briefing for the new Minister for the Cabinet Office in which we set out how we believe this government can lead the open government agenda. As the UK looks to the development of its third Open Government Partnership National Action Plan over the next six months, the leadership of the…


Labour states its commitment to open government

27th April 2015

In January, the UK Open Government Network sent a letter to all UK political parties calling on them to state their commitment to open government. The Labour party has just sent the following response. [line] Dear Tim Thank you for your letter and giving me the opportunity to reiterate the Labour Party’s commitment to transparency…


Open Government in the Plaid Cymru Manifesto

21st April 2015

We’ve been scanning through the party manifestos for policies relevant to open government. This is what we’ve found in the Plaid Cymru Manifesto. Have we missed anything? Plaid Cymru Manifesto Briefing on commitments of interest to open government reformers Read the Plaid Cymru Manifesto here. Topline messages Quote from the manifesto Page number Citizen-led Constitution Written constitution for…


Open government in the SNP Manifesto

21st April 2015

We’ve been scanning through the party manifestos for policies relevant to open government. This is what we’ve found in the Scottish National Party Manifesto. Have we missed anything? SNP Manifesto Briefing on commitments of interest to open government reformers Read the Scottish National Party Manifesto here.   Topline messages Quote from the manifesto Page number Oppose scrapping the…


Open government in the UKIP Manifesto

16th April 2015

We’ve been scanning through the party manifestos for policies relevant to open government. This is what we’ve found in the UKIP Manifesto. Have we missed anything? UKIP Manifesto Briefing on commitments of interest to open government reformers Read the UKIP Manifesto here. Topline messages Quote from the manifesto Page number Political reform and accountability National referendum every 2…


Open government in the Liberal Democrat Manifesto

16th April 2015

We’ve been scanning through the party manifestos for policies relevant to open government. This is what we’ve found in the Liberal Democrat Manifesto. Have we missed anything? Updated on 17/04/15 to include commitments on Freedom of Information and the Digital Bill of Rights – thanks to Maurice Frankel at Campaign for Freedom of Information and Ellen Broad…


Open government in the Green Manifesto

16th April 2015

We’ve been scanning through the party manifestos for policies relevant to open government. This is what we’ve found in the Green Manifesto. Have we missed anything? Green Manifesto Green Manifesto Briefing on commitments of interest to open government reformers Read the Green Manifesto here.   Topline messages Quote from the manifesto Page number Constitutional Convention Citizen-led, bottom-up constitutional…