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Who owns Birmingham?

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Innovation Birmingham Campus

Holt Street

Birmingham

B7 4BB

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The Panama and Paradise Papers have shone a light on tax evasion/avoidance and secret offshore banking. They have also generated increased interest in who owns what as well as where and how it is owned.

The Land Registry recently made available the details of land ownership in England and Wales by UK companies and corporate bodies as well as overseas companies. Data Unlocked have been working to put this into a more usable state for exploring and finding stories.

Who is the largest property owner in Birmingham?

What public spaces are owned by private companies?

Where are the buildings owned by companies based in tax havens?

We think these are just some of the interesting questions that can be answered by the data in these releases. We are keen to find out what questions other people want answered too. With that in mind we will be running this workshop session where people can get together and explore the data about land ownership in Birmingham.

This event is open to everyone regardless of whether you consider yourself to be an expert at data, land ownership or neither. If anyone needs help to explore the files then we will be on hand to offer our expertise.

Parking is available - pay on foot either under Faraday Wharf or opposite iCentrum at Car Park 5 of Aston University.

This event is organised by Data Unlocked in conjunction with ODI Birmingham and the support of the Innovation Engine.

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Event image by West Midlands Police (Flickr: Can you identify this aerial shot?) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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