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UK OGN: “The Prime Minister Should Resign.”

14th April 2022 – News, United Kingdom

The UK Open Government Network steering committee has said the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, should resign in a statement issued today [14/04/22]. The UK open Government Network coordinates civil society input into the UK government’s national action plan on accountability and transparency. The statement highlighted the Ministerial Code, Nolan Principles, Sue Gray report, and…

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UK Government backslides on commitments to open government in new National Action Plan

2nd February 2022 – NAP5, News, United Kingdom

Government accused of ‘backsliding’ in new anti-corruption plan Last minute changes ‘watered down’ anti-corruption plan. Civil society calls for ‘public standards’ commitment ‘ignored’. Commitment on a register of overseas entities owning property in the UK removed. The UK risks being designated ‘inactive’ by an international anti-corruption partnership it set up. Civil society organisations have accused…

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Statement: Committee on Standards / Owen Patterson MP

3rd November 2021 – News, United Kingdom

PRESS STATEMENT Committee on Standards / Owen Patterson MP For immediate release: 3rd November 2021 Kevin Keith, Chair of the UK Open Government Network, said: “On Monday the Committee on Standards in Public Life published a report on upholding standards. It revealed that over three quarters of the British public agree that ethical standards in…

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Open Local Government Workshops – Summary & Next Steps

28th September 2021 – News, Northern Ireland

Written by Lucy Keown NIOGN ran six workshops across Northern Ireland, as part of our Open Local Government project, supported by the National Lottery Community Fund’s Great Ideas Fund. The purpose of the project is to support local improvements to transparency, accountability and participation that enable people to have their priorities addressed and build a…

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NAP 5 – Open Health – Wk4 – Readout

24th August 2021 – NAP5, United Kingdom

As part of the co-creation process of the UK’s fifth National Action Plan for Open Government (NAP5), thematic areas agreed to during the Multistakeholder Forum in March 2021 have been turned into biweekly Working Groups. These Working Groups bring together government policy leads and civil society, and are charged with developing commitments for inclusion in…

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NAP 5 – Natural Resource Transparency / Climate Change – Wk3 – Readout

11th August 2021 – NAP5, United Kingdom

As part of the co-creation process of the UK’s fifth National Action Plan for Open Government (NAP5), thematic areas agreed to during the Multistakeholder Forum in March 2021 have been turned into biweekly Working Groups. These Working Groups bring together government policy leads and civil society, and are charged with developing commitments for inclusion in…

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NAP 5 – Natural Resource Transparency / Climate Change – Wk2 – Readout

11th August 2021 – Meeting notes, NAP5, United Kingdom

As part of the co-creation process of the UK’s fifth National Action Plan for Open Government (NAP5), thematic areas agreed to during the Multistakeholder Forum in March 2021 have been turned into biweekly Working Groups. These Working Groups bring together government policy leads and civil society, and are charged with developing commitments for inclusion in…

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NAP 5 – Open Justice – Wk4 – Readout

20th July 2021 – NAP5, News, United Kingdom

As part of the co-creation process of the UK’s fifth National Action Plan for Open Government (NAP5), thematic areas agreed to during the Multistakeholder Forum in March 2021 have been turned into biweekly Working Groups. These Working Groups bring together government policy leads and civil society, and are charged with developing commitments for inclusion in…

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NAP 5 – Open Contracting – Wk4 – Readout

20th July 2021 – Meeting notes, NAP5, United Kingdom

As part of the co-creation process of the UK’s fifth National Action Plan for Open Government (NAP5), thematic areas agreed to during the Multistakeholder Forum in March 2021 have been turned into biweekly Working Groups. These Working Groups bring together government policy leads and civil society, and are charged with developing commitments for inclusion in…

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NAP 5 – Data Ethics (Algorithmic Transparency) – Wk4 – Readout

20th July 2021 – Meeting notes, NAP5, United Kingdom

As part of the co-creation process of the UK’s fifth National Action Plan for Open Government (NAP5), thematic areas agreed to during the Multistakeholder Forum in March 2021 have been turned into biweekly Working Groups. These Working Groups bring together government policy leads and civil society, and are charged with developing commitments for inclusion in…

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