17 July 2018

A new report looks at the biases which influence politicians and officials when they make decisions. Government can use this new thinking to improve policy making, says Tom Sasse.

22 June 2018

The percentage of Freedom of Information (FoI) requests being refused by government has reached record level. Aron Cheung says Parliament must demand explanations.

25 May 2018

The public sector is having to transform how it handles personal data, to comply with new rules coming into force this week. Aron Cheung says that this offers government an opportunity to think again about how it can use data effectively.

27 April 2018

Less than half of Freedom of Information requests are being granted, with responses often late. Aron Cheung argues that the Information Commissioner’s Office must continue to hold the Government’s feet to the fire.

03 April 2018

Data policy has moved to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Gavin Freeguard welcomes the move but says the Government needs to be clear about what it wants to do with all this data.

10 October 2017

Gavin Freeguard argues that the Prime Minister’s race disparity audit shows how data and transparency can help achieve political goals.

21 September 2017

A lack of transparency in the two departments at the heart of Brexit suggests the public cannot get hold of information about some of the most important activity in government at the moment, argues Aron Cheung.

05 July 2017

Gavin Freeguard argues departmental organograms are a great example of how transparency data can be used to assess Government effectiveness and invites you to help us unlock their potential.

23 June 2017

The most recent Freedom of Information (FoI) data shows that while government departments are withholding more information, they are receiving more requests and getting better at responding on time. Aron Cheung explores the numbers.

01 June 2017

The manifestos show that political parties are starting to understand the value of better data and greater transparency in government – but how the next government uses these tools to deliver all their promises will be the biggest test, argues Gavin Freeguard.

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