Category Archives: Socio-Economic

The Business Case for Open Data

Martin Tisné, UK Policy Director for Omidyar Network, and Nicholas Gruen, CEO of Lateral Economics have published a new report Open for Business: How Open Data Can Help Achieve the G20 Growth Target The report considers the potential for open data, … Continue reading

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Ministry of Justice: New offence of Squatting in a Residential Building

The offence of squatting in a residential building comes in to law from 1st September 2012, the Ministry of Justice has announced. Justice Minister Crispin Blunt said: ‘For too long squatters have had the justice system on the run and … Continue reading

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Cabinet Office: £100k Challenge Prize fund to help communities reduce isolation in old age

The Cabinet Office and Nesta have announced a challenge with a £100,000 prize fund to help tackle the problem of isolation in old age. Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society, said: It’s very encouraging how many people would like to … Continue reading

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ONS Video: Latest on retail sales: June 2012

A short video from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) explaining the latest retail sales estimates covering the period June 2012. It looks at the annual and monthly change in the amount of retail bought and also the amount spent … Continue reading

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