ICO welcomes government pledge to publish spending data

The Information Commissioner's Office has welcomed the government's pledge to publish spending data on all transactions of more than £25,000 from today.

The Information Commissioner's Office has welcomed the government's pledge to publish spending data on all transactions of more than £25,000 from today.

All departments will publish details of their spending over £25,000 for the past six months on number10.gov.ouk and data.gov.uk.

Information commissioner Christopher Graham said the announcement marked the start of a new and exciting chapter for freedom of information.

"The government's transparency agenda presents a great opportunity to take information rights to the next level and we look forward to playing our part," he said.

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