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NI Open Government Network Annual Report 2015-2016

17th June 2016 – News, Northern Ireland

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Land Registry privatisation threatens open government – OGN responds to government consultation

26th May 2016 – News, Points of View, United Kingdom

The Open Government Network has responded to the government’s consultation on moving Land Registry operations to the private sector urging it to reconsider its proposals, expressing concerns that privatisation would have a detrimental impact on transparency, civic participation and accountability on an issue of national importance. In summary: We consider that the economy would be best served through the…

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NI Open Government Network letter to the Finance Minister – 26th May 2016

26th May 2016 – News, Northern Ireland

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Land Registry privatisation threatens open government – Support the OGN’s consultation submission

24th May 2016 – News, United Kingdom

Over the past month the Open Government Network has collaboratively drafted its submission to the government’s consultation on moving Land Registry operations to the private sector. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A-3ckBTAAIWSwgpSTSD3IaPVWniLoeSd_eNJgrXgDc4/edit?usp=sharing Sign the submission! We’re now inviting individuals and organisations to sign up to the submission to show their support.  If you or your organisation can sign the submission,…

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What open government policy can learn from internet culture: Reflections on developing the 2016-18 Open Government Action Plan

24th May 2016 – Points of View, United Kingdom

Last week saw the launch of the UK’s 2016-18 Open Government National Action Plan – the third plan the government has produced as a member of the global Open Government Partnership. The plan contains an impressive list of commitments, from extending company ownership transparency to opening up elections data, and collecting granular data on government grants to enhancing…

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Continue, Start, Stop? Some Reflections on the UK’s Third National Action Plan

18th May 2016 – Points of View, United Kingdom

On the 12 May the government launched its third open government National Action plan for the OGP. It’s an interesting mixture, so here’s a quick overview of what’s ongoing, what’s new and what’s not there: Continuing: despite David Cameron’s own difficulties over tax, his push over international tax transparency and anti-corruption continues. Perhaps the most…

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What has the UK Government committed to in the Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18?

16th May 2016 – News, United Kingdom

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The Open Government Manifesto & the UK Open Government Action Plan – what’s in, what’s not & what’s new?

12th May 2016 – News, United Kingdom

Back in October, the Open Government Network published our Open Government Manifesto – a crowdsourced collection of draft commitments for the UK’s 2016-18 Open Government Action Plan.  So what’s in the action plan, what’s not & what’s new? The table below shows how commitments from the action plan relate to proposals from the Open Government Manifesto.…

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OGN statement on the UK Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18

12th May 2016 – News, Points of View, United Kingdom

Statement from the UK Open Government Network steering committee on the publication of the UK Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18 Open government is the simple but powerful idea that governments and institutions work better for citizens when they are transparent, engaging and accountable. It is not a set of lofty principles, but the building block…

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UK Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18 launched!

12th May 2016 – News, United Kingdom

The UK’s 2016-18 Open Government National Action Plan, the result of collaboration between the Open Government Network and government, has been launched at today’s Anti-Corruption Summit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-open-government-national-action-plan-2016-18/uk-open-government-national-action-plan-2016-18 The plan will be a rolling action plan, with existing commitments extended and new commitments added over the course of the next two years. Summary of commitments Commitment number…

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