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Environment Agency to release flood risk information as part of UK government's 'open data' push

Data held by the Environment Agency (EA) covering the risk of flooding in different parts of England is to be made available as part of the UK government's stated policy of making data public by default, the Cabinet Office has announced. 17 Dec 2014

China ‘on track to lead world in research and development spending’, says OECD

China is set to overtake the EU and US in science and technology spending, according to a new report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). 14 Nov 2014

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Supreme Court endorses basic requirements of a “fair” consultation exercise for the first time

The UK’s highest court has endorsed the basic requirements of a “fair” consultation exercise for the first time, while overturning a consultation conducted by a London local authority. 03 Nov 2014

System for verifying identity of UK government digital service users in 'beta' stage

A new system that will enable government bodies to rely on third party verifications of individuals' identities when those individuals interact with online government services is now in its 'beta' stage of development, the UK Cabinet Office minister has said.... 31 Oct 2014

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