United Kingdom

Joint Letter to the UK Prime Minister

11th July 2024

  The Rt Hon. Keir Starmer MP Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party Sent by email   9th July 2024 Dear Prime Minister Re: Open government can rebuild trust, support reforms, and drive efficiency. Our heartfelt congratulations on your appointment as Prime Minister. Your leadership comes at a pivotal time. We, as civil…



Tim Davies | Exploring future UK open government actions on digital governance (Nairobi workshop)

28th March 2024

I recently attended a workshop on governing new and emerging digital technologies, organised by the Open Government Partnership, in Nairobi, Kenya.  Over the first 1.5 days we had the great privilege to hear from civil society and government presenters from across 11 countries about current digital governance actions, agendas and challenges.Then our focus turned to…


Dr Ben Worthy | Is the UK More open?

8th March 2024

From one point of view, the UK has been through an openness revolution. We take all this data for granted in 2024 but it’s important to remember what a difference it makes. If you wanted to find out, it was quite difficult. To take a very basic measure of democracy, if you wanted to find…


Anti-corruption, aid transparency, and public procurement headline UK’s 6th open government plan.

18th December 2023

Civil society leaders have today [18/12/23] welcomed the publication of the UK’s 6th National Action Plan (NAP) for Open Government, but stressed ‘more must be done.’ The biennial plan seeks to make the government more ‘open’ by increasing transparency, accountability and public participation in policy-making. It was created jointly by the government and civil society…


UK Multi-Stakeholder Forum Read-out – 18th October 2023

24th November 2023

The Multi-Stakeholder Forum is a regular meeting which takes place between between government and civil society. It leads the open government process within a country. The read out (produced by government) is below and the accompanying slide deck can be downloaded here. Aim of the meeting The aim of this Multi-Stakeholder Forum (MSF) was to…


UK Multi-Stakeholder Forum Read-out – 22nd June 2023

19th July 2023

The Multi-Stakeholder Forum is a regular meeting which takes place between between government and civil society. It leads the open government process within a country. The read out (produced by government) is below and the accompanying slide deck can be downloaded here. Aim of the meeting  The aim of this Multi-Stakeholder Forum (MSF) was to…


UK OGN statement: Boris Johnson MP / Committee of Privileges report

15th June 2023

On 21 April 2022, the House of Commons passed a motion tabled by the leader of the Labour Party, calling for the then prime minister, Boris Johnson, to be investigated by the Commons Privileges Committee for having potentially misled parliament over ‘partygate’ allegations. On 9 June 2023, after receiving a draft of the committee’s final…


READ OUT – APRIL MULTI-STAKEHOLDER FORUM

26th May 2023

The Multi-Stakeholder Forum is a regular meeting which takes place between between government and civil society. It leads the open government process within a country. The read out (produced by government) is below and the accompany slide deck can be downloaded here. UK Multi-Stakeholder Forum | Thursday 27th April 2023  Read-out for publication  Aim of…


Institute for Government, Engage Britain, Open Data Institute join leading voice for open government. 

18th May 2023

Representatives from the Institute of Government, Engage Britain, Open Data Institute, and Women’s Equality Wales, are amongst an unprecedented intake to the UK’s leading civil society voice for open government. The nine appointments (listed below) to the UK Open Government Network (UK OGN) steering committee will join representatives from equivalent networks in Scotland, Northern Ireland…