Francis Maude: “there is a growing realisation that data is the new resource of the 21st Century”.
The Behavioural Insights Team has published a paper on fraud, debt and error. It represents a completely new way of doing policy: by actively testing ideas with public bodies, the team has been able to demonstrate effects that, if rolled out, could save hundreds of millions of pounds.
See the World Bank's coverage Francis Maude's transparency speech in Washington.
Francis Maude's speech to the World Bank – Transparency and Open Data
The Cabinet Office has publishing a summary of responses to the public consultation, Making Open Data Real.
New data on the size of Government property shows there is scope for more savings, with 552 vacant spaces and variation in the efficiency of buildings.
Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, has won this year’s “Better Information from Government” award from top UK companies for the progress he has made in making government data, such as that on crime, schools and public spending, more transparent.
Pledge to make more data available on UK aid budget and ring-fence funding to support transparency in developing countries.
The Cabinet Office has published an independent review of the impact of transparency on privacy.
Plans for a single Government web domain, which would radically reduce the current bureaucracy surrounding Government websites and improve the user experience has moved a step closer.