The very generous people at Scraping Arts – in Australia, no less – have offered 4 hours of free data gathering, or a one-off site scraping, to anyone pursuing an investigation on Help Me Investigate.?Take them up on that offer here, where they say some nice things about us.
If you're looking for something to investigate, one group of people is asking how the release of local spending data is affecting council services and local politics and has already gathered some interesting background information. Join in to read or contribute. Also new on the site:
- How many destitute asylum seekers are there in the UK? Should destitution be a part of asylum seeking process at all?
- Where and why are babies being born in hospital without a midwife present??(Milton Keynes are of particular interest, we hear)
- How much money do the various donation websites take from charities??(The websites themselves have joined in)
And Birmingham City Council have released a report into the website overspend that Help Me Investigate uncovered last year.?
Finally, a useful link if you want to try your hand gives?25 questions you should ask any government-issued document?
And a useful tool: Tenders Electronic Daily "is updated five times a week with approximately 1500 public procurement notices from the European Union, the European Economic Area and beyond." In other words, a way to find out about how public money is spent.