From todays Pre-Budget report, a document that’s main focus is the fiscal stimulation of the UK economy, this nugget of potentially very exciting news…
“4.54 Re-use of public sector information from trading funds
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.”
In politics, timing is everything..
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