Pre Budget Report and Trading Funds

The Pre Budget Report has a paragraph with relevance to the information reuse agenda…

4.54 The HM Treasury/Shareholder Executive assessment of trading funds has considered the potential for innovation and growth from increasing commercial and other use of public sector information. It will shortly publish some key principles for the re-use of this information, consider how these currently apply in each of the trading funds and how they might apply in the future, and the role of the Office of Public Sector Information in ensuring that Government policy is fully reflected in practice. For the Ordnance Survey, this will involve consideration of its underlying business model. Further details will be announced in Budget 2009.

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2 responses to “Pre Budget Report and Trading Funds

  1. There’s also box 6.4, although someone can’t spell the name of the mapping agency: [The work includes…]
    “a strategic review into the future business model of the Ordinance [sic] Survey, that will take into account its role as a public sector information provider, together with providing value for money for the taxpayers”.

    Which seems strangely ambiguous. “Providing value for money for the taxpayers” is one of those “how much is it worth to you, mate?” phrases we used to hear in the 1980s…

  2. F T P Topcliff

    Interesting definition of “shortly” the Government has. It’s February and still no trading find assessment (strangely now in lower case).

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