The Show Us A Better Way competition sought ideas from the public on how to reuse public information to better deliver public services—the best ones would get developed 'to the next level'. It was hosted online through:
The platform supported both:
www.showusabetterway.com received 224,421 page views and
www.buildingdemocracy.co.uk received 25,405 over their lifetime.
The overall cost for developing the backend and designing the two sites was £9,223.75 (including COI fees of £650 and VAT at 17.5 per cent.). Operation and maintenance is done by existing civil servants within existing budgets: it takes very little time due to the blog structure. A years hosting cost $149.50.