Data.gov. uk – “Launched in 2010 this official UK government site seeks to increase greater transparency and accountability by providing free open access to many government datasets and official statistics. These cover all areas of government policy ranging from health, to the economy, crime rates and education. Users can search by theme or keyword or browse the latest additions. There is also a section with new apps and widgets. The site also includes a blog, twitter feed and forum where users can share ideas on new applications, mash ups and uses of government data. Copyright and technical information is on the website.”-Intute

http://data.gov.uk/

Guardian’s DataBlog

“The Guardian’s DataBlog contains links to a range of data via their datastore ( a directory of all the statistics that they post and publish pertaining to current affairs) which can be downloaded in various formats incl. MS Excel. This site (which compliments the Guardina’s ‘free-our-data’ campaign) has links to Environmental data, US data, in addition to a range of -easy-to-use visualisation and sharing Web 2.0 tools and APIs. The Blog also acts as a discussion forum for data in the public domain.” – Intute

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog

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