Thursday, April 23, 2009

Budget disappointment (plus an update)

Well the budget was a predictably dull affair (unless you earn more than £150k) with little surprise even the slight fudge on Ordnance Survey status. There we were expecting an announcement about the future status of the Trading Fund and instead there will be a strategy released today according to the OS web site :
"A new Strategy for Ordnance Survey has been developed and will be published for comment and feedback on Thursday 23 April following the Budget"
Michael Cross has a short piece here that outlines what the strategy may contain. 

The strategy has now been published here as a blog that allows you to comment. If you think it represents positive change, if you think it doesn't go far enough or if you have other thoughts give them your responses.

Next deadline May 12th - 19 days and counting ...


1 comment:

Peter Miller said...

"Business as usual?"

Would it not be reasonable for people to interpret "There will be limits [] to ensure that the new OS OpenSpace service has a minimal impact on existing commercial users" to mean that it will be "Business as Usual"? ie, no real change that will cause disruption or inconvenience to the status quo?