[okfn-discuss] Rufus Pollock in Conservative's Technology Manifesto

Mike Linksvayer ml at creativecommons.org
Sat Mar 13 20:09:12 UTC 2010

 Congratulations Rufus!

I assume the paper cited is
http://www.berr.gov.uk/files/file45136.pdfblogged at

Where does the "£6billion in additional value for the UK" come from?
Synergies and positive spillover benefits obviously :-) but I mean where are
these explained and quantified at £6billion?

Can't wait to see more studies like this and policy changes resulting from
same all over the world.


On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 9:21 AM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>wrote:

> Rufus Pollock's economic work mentioned on p.3  and p.5 of the
> Conservative's Technology Manifesto:
> http://www.conservatives.com/News/News_stories/2010/03/Conservative_Technology_Manifesto_launched.aspx
> p.3
> "In addition, our plans to open up government data and spending
> information will not only help us to cut wasteful spending, but
> according to new research by Dr Rufus Pollock of Cambridge
> University, the lead author of the HM Treasury report on the
> economic value of open data, it will also create an estimated £6
> billion in additional value for the UK. This boost to British jobs will
> come from the synergies and positive spillover benefits that result
> from businesses and social entrepreneurs building new applications
> and services using previously locked-up government data."
> p. 5
> Info on new 'Right to Data' and plans to open up data on public
> expenditure.
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