Not sure if this is the right place but here goes...

The ideal solution for many local authorities might be to have a central site to which they could upload their datasets and then refresh them without having to go through the pain of doing everything themselves. 

If that was done then their own effort could be devoted to providing a link from their Open Data page to the refined results of a search for their datasets and providing quality data rather than having to focus on the publication issues.

Just a thought.