Category Archives: Local Authorities

New Local Government Transparency Code Consultation

The Local Government Transparency Code is due to be updated once again to require local authorities to proactively publish even more information. The Department for Communities and Local Government is consulting on proposals to require councils to publish: more information about land and property assets they … Continue reading

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Local Government Transparency Code Re – Issued

   In February 2015 the Local Government Transparency Code was re issued to require local authorities to publish information about their social housing stock. The Code was made under Section 3 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 … Continue reading

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New Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities

In October 2014 the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), published an updated version of the Local Government Transparency Code . This applies in England only and replaces the previous version. The code requires councils (as well as, amongst … Continue reading

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Information Governance in Health & Social Care Conference

Act Now is pleased to announce that it will be holding a major conference in the new year on the 24th of March entitled ‘Health Now – Information Governance in Health and Social Care – Where are we now?’ Speakers from the ICO, … Continue reading

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FOI Can Make You Money

Ibrahim Hasan has done a guest blog post for the Save FOI Blog. He says… “Many public authorities have expressed concerns about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) being “abused” by the private sector. They have cited examples of … Continue reading

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Those Were the Days!

Martin Gibson, of Buckinghamshire County Council, reflects on the challenges facing a Data Protection Officer and how relationships with the Information Commissioner’s Office have changed over the years. Read more here

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RIPA it up and start again?

At a time when the phone hacking scandal has shone a spotlight on the murky world of police and tabloid surveillance, the Government, through the Protection of Freedoms Bill, is choosing a soft target in local authorities rather than focusing … Continue reading

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