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This document provides the government’s response to the ‘Improving local government transparency’ consultation and includes a draft revised transparency code to outline the changes.
Following the publication of the ‘Code of recommended practice for local authorities on Data Transparency’ in September 2011, ministers would now like to make the code a legal requirement via regulations, subject to consultation.
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has the power to enforce the code through regulations via the Local Government Planning and Land Act 1980, Section 3.
Ministers wish to hear from all those local authorities listed in paragraph 4 of the code. They would also like to hear from relevant bodies, open data experts, developers, citizen activists and other interested parties.