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Open government campaigners tell Ministers: Proposed lobbying register is “not fit-for-purpose”

13th December 2013 – News, United Kingdom

With the end of the pause to the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trades Union Administration Bill coming on Monday, members of the UK OGP civil society network have today written an open letter to ministers calling on the Government to redraft Part 1 of the Bill in order to enable proper public scrutiny of…

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PASC calls for further evidence on statistics and open data

13th November 2013 – News, United Kingdom

Press Release from the Public Administration Select Committee: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SELECT COMMITTEE  Select Committee  Announcement For immediate Release: 13 November 2013 PASC CALLS FOR FURTHER EVIDENCE ON STATISTICS AND OPEN DATA The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) is conducting an inquiry into statistics and open data in Government, with a focus on the progress of…

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Responses to the UK’s OGP National Action Plan

5th November 2013 – News, Points of View, United Kingdom

Here are some of the responses to the UK’s second Open Government Partnership National Action Plan:

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Publication of the UK’s second Open Government Partnership National Action Plan

5th November 2013 – News, United Kingdom

At last week’s Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit, the UK published its second OGP National Action Plan. This marked the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work by government officials and civil society network members to develop, scrutinise and reach compromise on the commitments to be included in the plan. The final result can be…

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Immediate reflections on the UK National Action Plan for open government | Simon Burall, Involve

31st October 2013 – Points of View, United Kingdom

In a couple of hours David Cameron will be up on stage at the Open Government Partnership international Summit launching the UK’s National Action Plan for Open Government [http://data.gov.uk/sites/default/files/library/20131031_ogp_uknationalactionplan.pdf]. The development of this plan has taken nine months of intense work for both Government and organisations in the UK civil society network. Our role has…

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Open letter to the Prime Minister

8th October 2013 – News, United Kingdom

Today (8 October 2013), civil society organisations from the UK OGP civil society network sent the following open letter to the Prime Minister calling on him to announce a series of ambitious commitments towards greater openness: Rt Hon David Cameron MP 10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA   Cc: The Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP…

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Analysis of the UK IRM Report | Simon Burall, Involve

27th September 2013 – Points of View, United Kingdom

This article was originally posted on the Open Government Partnership blog: http://blog.opengovpartnership.org/2013/09/analysis-of-the-uk-irm-report-2/  [line] The UK is now deep into the detail of developing the commitments which will form its second National Action Plan. This will be published at the Annual Summit at the end of October.  The release of the IRM report on the first Plan is…

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Tackling “thorny issues” of open government at the OGP London summit

9th August 2013 – Points of View, United Kingdom

The Open Government Partnership summit in London is gaining momentum, as evidenced by the growing engagement from civil society organisations. The OGP is reaching an important milestone, with the closure of its first cycle of country commitments and independent assessments. The summit will be an inclusive space where governments can announce inspiring projects and collaborate…

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UK Government launches BETA of new tool for interrogating government spending

31st July 2013 – News, United Kingdom

The UK Government has just launched a BETA version of a new tool for interrogating government spending called GIST – Government Interrogating Spending Tool: http://www.gist.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/ A press release by the Cabinet Office states that: A powerful new online tool which presents taxpayers with an unprecedented view of how their money is spent was launched today by Cabinet Office Minister…

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Pre-register for the OGP London Summit

31st July 2013 – News, United Kingdom

The Open Government Partnership has just launched a pre-registration page for the OGP Summit being held in London on 31 October and 1 November 2013. For more information and to register, follow this link: http://www.opengovpartnership.org/news/do-not-miss-2013-ogp-summit-pre-register-now

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