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European governments race to save money through open data

The Guardian - The UK could save up to £33bn on public spending through better use of data - and the rest of Europe is catching up fast.

Between £16bn and £33bn a year could be saved from public spending if data was shared and analysed correctly, according to a report published on 3 July by the Policy Exchange thinktank.

The UK government's civil service reform plan says a lot about using data more effectively. This is great news. For those of us who work in public service transformation across Europe this reawakening has been some time coming, but we now see administrations across Europe racing to embrace open data and harnessing it to deliver real and rapid value to taxpayers.