Data on charities’ spending to be publicly available by 2014

| 18th Jun 13

By March 2014, the Charity Commission data sets on how charities spend their money will be publicly available, it has been reported.

The Commission holds the data of charities with an income over GBP500,000. With the ‘open data’ format, technology developers will be able to create ways to present the data in a way that is easy to understand.

Francis Maude, Cabinet Office minister, who made the announcement last week said: “The data commitments we are announcing today will strengthen the hand of citizens in holding commercial and charitable organisations to account. They will also support growth and the creation of data-led businesses in the new information economy – helping the UK compete in the global race.”