LGA cash incentive scheme to publish premises licences data sets
The Local Government Association has launched a scheme, the local government open data incentive scheme, that provides monetary incentives for councils to publish data on specific themes in standard tabular formats.
The themes from for this year are:
- Planning applications
- Premises licences, and
- Public toilets.
Under the scheme, Councils are paid £2,000 per theme for publishing data in the correct format. A further £1,000 is paid if a council publishes data for all three themes.