Official endorsement of Open Referral UK by UK Government

The UK Government Data Standards Authority Steering Board has given its official endorsement to Open Referral UK. This means that Government Departmnents are expected to use the standard for interchanging open services data. Local Authorities and arms-length bodies can choose to take advantage of the standard.

I’ve written the blog Open Referral becoming the norm for sharing open information on services with more details.


Well done Mike, thanks for all your hard work on this.

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Thanks @Ian-DigitalGaps. A lot of people, including you, have contributed work to make that happen.

From now I hope everyone will use the endorsement to remind those who commission service directories and associated tools that they should be using the standard.

I understand that the Data Standards Authority people will monitor central government procurements/developments to identify where endorsed standards should be used.