The Cabinet Office will be running two workshops facilitated by Involve to feed into the Cabinet Office’s ‘Better use of data in government’ consultation, which opened on 29 February and closes on 22 April 2016:
– Workshop 1 (22 March)
– Workshop 2 (11 April)
The first workshop on 22 March will provide an opportunity for the Cabinet Office to draw on the expertise and knowledge of the network about the detail of the proposals, focusing on the constraints on powers specified in primary legislation and consistency between the three strands of proposals: Public Service Delivery; Fraud and Debt; and Research and Statistics. We will be circulating an outline agenda and more materials for this event in the next few days. Register to attend this workshop here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/data-sharing-consultation-workshop-i-tickets-23103346732
The second workshop on 11 April will focus on the codes of practice that will sit alongside the powers, and will also provide an opportunity for those taking part to raise any other significant issues that they think are important for the Cabinet Office to hear. Details of venue and timings for 11 April workshop TBC. A separate Eventbrite page will be set up for 11 April workshop.
While they will not constitute a formal response to the consultation, the workshops are part of the ongoing open policy making process intended to inform thinking.