Consultation outcome

Improving local government transparency

This consultation has concluded

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Code of recommended practice for local authorities on data transparency: government response to consultation

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Detail of outcome

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.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from 25 October 2012 12:00am to
20 December 2012 11:45pm


Consultation about making the 'Code of recommended practice for local authorities on data transparency' a legal requirement.


Consultation description

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.