UK Open Gov

The UK Open Government Network (OGN) is a coalition of active citizens and civil society organisations committed to making government work better for people through increased transparency, participation and accountability. The OGN mobilises and coordinates civil society to effectively advocate for open government reforms, and works with government to identify, develop and implements the UK’s commitments under the global Open Government Partnership.


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…
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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…
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Re-imagine Democracy Conference

22nd January 2018
Where: The Mac, Exchange Street, Belfast, BT1 2LS When: 9.45am-4.30pm Thurs 15 March 2018 Registration: REGISTER HERE (Free to attend) (Venue Accessibility Info) Imagine a country where decisions are honestly made, transparent and accountable, where outcomes cannot be bought or manipulated and where policy-making processes enhance democratic participation and connection.   This all–day conference organised…
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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…
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Have Your Say Bristol! Help Shape the UK’s 4th Open Government Action Plan

2nd January 2018
Have Your Say! Help Shape the UK’s 4th Open Government Action Plan   Date Thursday 1 February, 3pm – 6pm (please arrive 14:50) Location Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY Host UK Open Government Civil Society Network Registration Please register here: http://bit.ly/2CH2cFH The UK Open Government Network is travelling up and down the…
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Have Your Say Birmingham! Help Shape the UK’s 4th Open Government Action Plan

2nd January 2018
Have Your Say! Help Shape the UK’s 4th Open Government Action Plan   Date Wednesday 31 January, 3pm – 5:30pm (please arrive by 14:50) Location Impact Hub Birmingham, Walker Bldg, 58 Oxford St, Birmingham B5 5NR Host UK Open Government Civil Society Network Registration Please register here: http://bit.ly/2lILT2X The UK Open Government Network is travelling…
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Have Your Say Leeds! Help Shape the UK’s 4th Open Government Action Plan

2nd January 2018
Have Your Say! Help Shape the UK’s 4th Open Government Action Plan   Date Thursday 25 January, 3pm – 5:45pm (please arrive 14:50) Location Munro House, Duke St, Leeds LS9 8AG, UK Host UK Open Government Civil Society Network Registration Please register here: http://bit.ly/2DRGgH6 The UK Open Government Network is travelling up and down the…
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Have Your Say Sheffield! Help Shape the UK’s 4th Open Government Action Plan

2nd January 2018
Have Your Say! Help Shape the UK’s 4th Open Government Action Plan   Date Wednesday 24 January, 3pm – 6pm (please arrive 14:50) Location Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James’ St, Sheffield S1 2EW Host UK Open Government Civil Society Network Registration Please register here: http://bit.ly/2CFtVXa The UK Open Government Network is travelling up and…
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Have Your Say Manchester! Help Shape the UK’s 4th Open Government Action Plan

2nd January 2018
Have Your Say! Help Shape the UK’s 4th Open Government Action Plan   Date Tuesday 23 January, 3pm – 6pm (please arrive 14:50) Location Federation House, 2 Federation St, Manchester, M4 4BF Host UK Open Government Civil Society Network Registration Please register here: http://bit.ly/2ECtNs2 The UK Open Government Network is travelling up and down the…
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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…
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