One of the key pledges of the Government is to transform people's relationship with the state through access to open public data.
Government believes that open data is a cornerstone of transparency and will:
The Cabinet Office is consulting on two policies about the use of public and open data.
The Local Government Association produced a summary document which provides a brief overview of the two policy documents and their possible impact on local public services.
Open data consultation summary document (PDF, 18 pages, 84KB)
The Local Government Association has responded to both consultations. Both documents are available to download as either PDFs or Microsoft Word documents:
The overview of the LGA response to the open data consultation (PDF, 8 pages, 59KB)
The overview of the LGA response to the open data consultation (Word document)
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10 May 2012