Open data guidelines for local authorities
Following a consultation on local authority transparency, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published the ‘Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on data transparency'. The guidelines suggest councils should; respond to public demand and make data available in a timely way and in an accessible and useful format.
The Transparency Code.
And you can also read a summary of responses to the consultation and the Government's response to these.