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.


Details on the incentive scheme are available at http://opendata.esd.org.uk/ and http://incentive.opendata.esd.org.uk/ which also lists those that have already applied.