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Embedding UPRNs and USRNs within local authority systems and datasets creates the foundation for data linking. Data linking allows you to unlock value from your departmental data. Everything happens somewhere and services are delivered to people and places. Whether that’s helping people in fuel poverty, understanding energy use, lighting the highways, repairing potholes and having bins collected, supporting vulnerable people, connecting to superfast broadband and 5G, voting, or paying council tax.

Have you linked UPRNs and USRNs across your authority systems and datasets? Are these data linkages allowing you to: gain extra intelligence and insights; make cost savings; help deliver services more effectively or enabling you to enrich your LLPG or LSG with up to date, accurate information? If so, then enter this Award and tell us about your data linking journey and the added value this is providing for your authority.

A key focus of the judges for this award will be demonstration of both savings delivered and/or collaboration across services and/ or organisations for service delivery whilst meeting a clear user need.

For tips, judging criteria, applying and conditions of entry, please see judging criteria.

Please find the application form below.

Data Linking Award entry form

Entries for the Exemplar Award should be made by completing this online entry form and submitting it by 17.00 on 22nd April 2024.

Full name of organisation(s) or partners involved in the entry submission. If this is a partnership name, please list all organisations who are involved:
If you are a winner, runner-up or highly commended, please state the organisation name(s) that should appear on the certificate and Award:
Please provide a 200-word summary of the project in the space below:
Please provide a brief overview of the issue or problem.
Please provide a concise outline of the solution:
Please explain the main outcomes and benefits of the project. Where possible, please include financial benefits and returns:

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