Campaigning on lobbying law falls at final hurdle

The House of Lords amendments made in response to sector campaigning around the government’s lobbying legislation, and rejected by the Commons, failed to get back on track on Tuesday’s return to the Lords. This effectively ends the debate before the legislation becomes law, but sector bodies such as ACEVO are promising that the matter “does not finish today”.

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Making data work for disability groups

The Office for Disability Issues has created a ‘Community Data Toolkit’ for Disabled Peoples User Led Organisations, other small organisations and charities, which shows what data has been published about disability and how that data can be used. It provides guidance to help organisations find and use data with confidence to support their work by, for example, the better targeting of services and/or resources to meet the needs of disabled people.

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Experimental streamlining for Scottish Government website

The Scottish Government is experimenting with a “streamlined” version of its website, based on the same model as runs gov.uk. See, for example, ‘How government works’ https://alpha.scotland.gov.uk/government/how-government-works or ‘Law, Order and Public Safety’ https://alpha.scotland.gov.uk/government/topics/law-order-public-safety.

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