[Talk-GB] UK government to spend £5 million rebuilding postcode data it sold off in 2013

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Fri Mar 18 10:16:29 UTC 2016

On 18/03/16 09:59, Eric Grosso wrote:

> For info, if you didn't see this news:
> http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/data/budget-2016-government-spend-5-million-rebuilding-data-it-sold-off-in-2013-3636896/
> It isn't written if it'll be in continuation of the Open Addresses UK
> project (https://alpha.openaddressesuk.org/) or not, but for sure, the
> £110 million figure comes from the report of this project
> (http://theodi.org/case-studies/open-addresses-the-story-to-date),
> figure itself derived from the one provided by the Danish government.

Actually it's worse than that. The actual announcement is here:


Which says "provide up to £5 million to develop options for an 
authoritative address register that is open and freely available" so in 
fact that 5 million is just to work out what they might do not to 
actually do it ;-)


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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