United Kingdom


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…


Faces of the UK Open Government Network – Andy Williamson, Democratise

11th May 2015

Open government can be an abstract idea. We want to give people a better idea of what it is, and who is in the UK Open Government Civil Society Network. We’ve asked some existing members of the network to give us their thoughts on what open government means to them, why it’s important, where they have…


Opening Up Government: Birmingham Workshop | 20 April 2015 | Meeting note

7th May 2015

The UK Civil Society Open Government Network is working with civil society organisations across the UK to deliver a series of workshops to discuss and develop commitments for the next National Action Plan, and build the community of transparency, participation and accountability reformers in the UK. For more details on this workshop series and where we’re holding them, click here. Details…



Opening Up Government: Manchester Workshop | 15 April 2015 | Meeting note

27th April 2015

The UK Civil Society Open Government Network is working with civil society organisations across the UK to deliver a series of workshops to discuss and develop commitments for the next National Action Plan, and build the community of transparency, participation and accountability reformers in the UK. For more details on this workshop series and where we’re holding them, click here. Details…


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…