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UK.gov descales public data with new corp launch

The Register - The UK government may have abolished a shedload of quangos in recent months, but the Cabinet Office has arguably just created a shiny, new one – step forward the Public Data Corporation.

Data and government bodies will be squished into one organisation to make yet-to-be-revealed datasets available to the public, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude said yesterday.

However, the government said it would only “make more data free at the point of use, where this is appropriate and consistent with ensuring value for taxpayers’ money”.