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The consultation questions are unclear, convoluted and somehow simultaneously too specific and too vague. So, this response below brings together the key issues from the DataBridge project, my own policy and practice experience within the voluntary sector, and wider conversations … Continue reading
The Communities department have today published their Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency. It’s intended to drive greater publication by local authorities of a swathe of data from spending, to contracts, to performance. Currently ‘expected’, Ministers … Continue reading
Can I do a blog in 13 minutes about the recent Best Value Guidance? If so, will it be coherent? Let’s see… CLG published new, ultra short Best Value Guidance on 2 Sept, NCVO published a useful report from their … Continue reading
Last Thursday Government published Making Open Data Real – A Consultation, alongside a Public Data Corporation consultation. My overall impression after one read: it is extremely light on Local – while I understand that the Localism agenda means that central government is … Continue reading
How do we create a positive vision of Localism? How do we ensure that everyone who wants a say can have a say? What role can new technologies play in answering these big questions? Add these questions to a wifi … Continue reading