United Kingdom

OGN Letter: Matt Hancock MP Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

9th April 2018

Following last week’s announcement that data policy and governance was transferred to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the UK Open Government Network has written to The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. You can read the text of the letter below, or download a…


Discussion on UK IRM Mid-Term Report: The Positives and Worries

26th March 2018

As you may have noticed from the tweets last week, the UK OGP IRM hosted a discussion event in the Speaker Room’s in the House of Commons. Below is a summary of some of the reflections and recommendations, in advance of the public comment period for the IRM 3rd mid-term report, which should begin in…


Nominations open to join the Open Government Network Steering Committee!

23rd March 2018

Today, we are opening the nominations for becoming members of the OGN Steering Group! There are five spaces to be filled in the newly-expanded Steering Group, and I hope you will think about putting yourself forward via the application form, below. If you want to nominate someone else, you can also do so via the…




OGN Submission: Consultation on Revised FOI Code of Practice

2nd February 2018

This response was submitted on 2nd February 2018 by the UK Open Government Network to the government’s consultation on the revised FOI Code of Practice (the set of guidelines for civil servants for dealing with FOI requests). Some of the main points that we made included: – The Code of Practice should be fully aligned…


Bringing Open Government to Local Governments

29th January 2018

Last week, the Open Government Network was in Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds to talk with local residents and civil society organisations about the problems they face, and reforms they feel are needed, to bring about more open government in the UK. Our workshops with people around England, and complemented in the devolved nations by our…


Have Your Say on the next UK Open Government Action Plan

16th January 2018

Have Your Say Manchester! Tue 23 Jan 2018 (15:00 – 18:00) REGISTER NOW Have Your Say Sheffield! Wed 24 Jan 2018 (15:00 – 18:00) REGISTER NOW Have Your Say Leeds! Thu 25 Jan 2018 (15:00 – 18:00) REGISTER NOW Have Your Say Birmingham! Wed 31 Jan 2018 (15:00 – 17:30) REGISTER NOW Have Your Say…


UK OGN End of Year Newsletter 2017

22nd December 2017

Welcome to the End of Year Newsletter! As the end of December approaches, let’s take a look at some of the open government highlights of 2017!   Current National Action Plan The UK Open Government Network (OGN) collaborates with and challenges governments in the UK to develop and implement ambitious open government reforms through the…


2016-18 Open Government Action Plan implementation meeting | 30 November 2017 | Meeting note

4th December 2017

On 30 November 2017, 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. You can read the commitment updates here: https://www.opengovernment.org.uk/resource/og-nap-2016-18-november-2017-commitment-progress-updates/ Attendees William Gerry, Government Digital…