Better use of data in government 22/04/2016
In early 2016 the Cabinet Office held a consultation on the better use of data in government through gov.uk.
The Consultation ran until April 22nd 2016 and aimed to gather feedback on how the government can better use data to improve public services and decision-making.
Gov.uk had accurately pointed out that proportionate, secure and well-governed information sharing between public authorities can improve the lives of citizens. The consultation specifically aimed to understand how data can be used to better effect three key areas:
- Improving Public Services
- Addressing fraud and debt
- Allowing use of data for research and official statistics
Read the full description of the consultation HERE.
This consultation is one which fits well with iStandUK’s mandate to facilitate the development of data standards which can lead to improved local public services.
As such iStandUK worked hard to build a detailed response to this consultation, in which we strongly encouraged open deliberation and suggestions, from people working in local public service, as to what our response should include.