Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council to provide further visibility of council spending
Hammersmith and Fulham Council is aiming to become Britain's most transparent council by improving the accessibility, relevance and value of data on its spending.
The Council will not only make its external payments transparent to the public but intends to go further than any other local authority by providing visibility of its payments to the voluntary sector, members’ allowances and expenses, the register of buildings and land owned by the Council and total spend as recorded in its finance system.
Spikes Cavell has undertaken to adapt the spotlightonspend platform to facilitate the access by the general public and open data community to these new data.
Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, said: "They are showing that transparency not only increases democratic accountability, but also helps councils save money and cut waste."
"By publishing data in an open and standardised format, we can help transform our public services through levering in the innovation of the voluntary and commercial sector and the wider internet community."
Hammersmith and Fulham Council