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The Ordnance Survey For Sale?

Something had to change, that point we all came around to agree on. The Sunday Times suggests tomorrow that the Ordnance Survey along with other state owned organisations (think the MET Office and Forestry Commission) are being prepared for sale by the government.

OS For Sale

Parliament? An MP? The Cabinet Office? The Shareholder Executive? No, read it here first…

The Sunday Times : Treasury in state-owned assets sell-off

2 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Concerned Citizen

    Best thing the government can do is to sell Ordnance Survey, while its still worth something. Its restrictive practices and pricing mean that the private sector is already working hard to undermine its business. The question is who will buy…?

  2. Concerned Citizen

    And the Chancellor said:

    “4.54 The HM Treasury/Shareholder Executive assessment of trading funds has considered the potential for innovation and growth from increasing commercial and other use of public sector information. It will shortly publish some key principles for the re-use of this information, consider how these currently apply in each of the trading funds and how they might apply in the future, and the role of the Office of Public Sector Information in ensuring that Government policy is fully reflected in practice. For the Ordnance Survey, this will involve consideration of its underlying business model. Further details will be announced in Budget 2009.”

    Whitehall speak for change is about to happen.


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