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What’s the deal with the UK government’s new spending tool?

We were pleasantly surprised to learn that this morning the UK government launched [a new tool to explore UK public spending](http://www.gist.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/). The ‘Government Interrogating Spending Tool’ (fear not – you the user are supposed to be the giver, not the receiver, of interrogation) or ‘GIST’ is, [according to the Cabinet Office](https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-online-tool-invites-taxpayers-to-join-the-hunt-for-government-savings), “one of the first […]

Release of Whole of Government Accounts

**The following guest post is by Dan Herbert, who works on our [Where Does My Money Go](http://wheredoesmymoneygo.org/) and [Open Spending](http://www.openspending.org/) projects. He is the Programme Manager for MSc Accounting at Oxford Brookes University.** This week sees the [publication of the first Whole of Government Accounts for the UK](http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/psr_government_accounts.htm). WGA represents the end of a decade […]

New Visualisations for OpenSpending

This post is by [Gregor Aisch](http://okfn.org/members/grgr/), graphic designer and visualisation architect on the OpenSpending project. Today, at the OpenSpending worksop at [OKCon2011](http://okcon.org/2011) he gave a sneak preview of some of the work he has been doing to create new visualisations for OpenSpending, including a re-adaptation of David McCandless’ famous bubble visualisation from [‘Where Does My […]

Interview with OKF Co-Founder Rufus Pollock on Open Spending

**The following post is from [Jonathan Gray](http://jonathangray.org/), Community Coordinator at the [Open Knowledge Foundation](http://okfn.org/).** OKF Co-Founder [Rufus Pollock](http://rufuspollock.org/) recently interviewed at [Open Tech 2011](http://www.ukuug.org/events/opentech2011/) about [WhereDoesMyMoneyGo.org](http://wheredoesmymoneygo.org/) and [OpenSpending.org](http://openspending.org). You can watch the video on (http://blip.tv/visionontv/where-does-my-money-go-5218869) or [YouTube](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMHSwf9eaPg), or you can download it by right clicking [here](http://blip.tv/file/get/VisionOntv-WhereDoesMyMoneyGo780.mp4).

Workshops Preceding OKCon2011

OKCon2011 is glad to announce that registration has now opened for the pre-OKCon workshops. More details can be found below. ## Pre-OKCon2011 CKAN Workshop Tuesday, June 28, 2011 from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM (GMT+0100) A chance to get hands-on with the technical side of working with CKAN. In each session, a core CKAN developer […]

Where does Italy’s money go?

**The following post is from [Jonathan Gray](http://jonathangray.org/), Community Coordinator at the [Open Knowledge Foundation](http://okfn.org/).** Over the past 48 hours or so we’ve been busy loading 12 years of Italian spending data into [Open Spending](http://openspending.org/). Further details on the project and the data are below. This project was put together by [Stefano Costa](http://okfn.org/members/steko), [Friedrich Lindenberg](http://pudo.org/), [Luca […]

Python Web Expert Jobs

**This is a joint post by [James Gardner][gardner], the lead developer on [CKAN] and [Rufus Pollock][rufus], creator of CKAN and project lead for [Where Does My Money Go][wdmmg].** [gardner]: http://jimmyg.org/ [rufus]: http://okfn.org/members/rgrp/ [wdmmg]: http://wheredoesmymoneygo.org/ [ckan]: http://okfn.org/projects/ckan/ The Open Knowledge Foundation is looking for really good Python web developers to join our organisation to work on […]

Where are the cuts in your country?

As you may have seen, last week the OKF launched a new mini project called [WhereAreTheCuts.org](http://wherearethecuts.org/). Created by by [Jordan Hatch](http://www.jordanh.net/) and [Richard Pope](http://memespring.co.uk/), the site enables UK citizens to find and report spending cuts near them. It had a pretty enthusiastic reception, and was [picked up by the Telegraph](http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/conradquiltyharper/100059627/where-are-the-cuts-brings-the-spending-review-to-your-street/) and several local news sources. […]