Consultation outcome

Data policy for a Public Data Corporation

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

Government response and recommendations to the consultation on extending access to public sector information. The main recommendation is to create a Data Strategy Board (DSB) to maximize the value of data from the Public Data Group (PDG). See the terms of reference for the DSB and PDG.

Original consultation


We’re asking for views on important data policy questions to help us create a Public Data Corporation.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

We want to know your views on how we can best provide accessible public sector information. We need to balance the desire for more data being freely available at the point of use, whilst making sure its affordable and value for taxpayers.

We’re asking questions on the following main features of data policy:

  • charging
  • licensing
  • regulation of public sector information produced by the Public Data Corporation (PDC) for re-use

The responses will help us to create a PDC to advise ministers on releasing public sector data.

The consultation is open to everyone:

  • citizens
  • businesses
  • public services
  • other interest groups

See also the dedicated website for this consultation.


A consultation on data policy for a Public Data Corporation

Published 4 August 2011