Further announcement regarding Public Data Group
Ministers at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Cabinet Office have appointed Chairs to the Data Strategy Board (DSB) and Public Data Group.
Stephan Shakespeare is the new Chair for the Data Strategy Board (DSB) and Claudia Arney will take up the post of Chair for the Public Data Group.
Together, the new appointments will be responsible for maximising the value of public sector data. This includes making data more accessible and transparent in the four Trading Funds which make up the Public Data Group: Ordnance Survey, the Met Office, Land Registry and Companies House. The implications of Companies House being part of the Public Data Group was outlined in our previous announcement.
Francis Maude has also launched the Open Data white paper on how the Government will ensure that everybody can benefit from the open data revolution by making data held by the public sector more accessible and more usable.
Companies House has released a new dataset of company data for free re-use. This will make it easier for people to access company data and help stimulate growth by allowing large and small businesses to use the data to develop new services.