The government has confirmed that it is planning to legislate to allow councillors to be sent agendas for council meetings electronically.
‘You’re always competing with something’: EY’s global lead for government on recruitment in a digital age
Ageing governments across the world are crying out for an injection of fresh talent. EY's George Atalla tells Rebecca Hill that they have plenty to offer - but need to change their approach.
Finding new ways to publish public information has turned Torfaen Council into a local government social media leader. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Interview: Conservative peer Chris Holmes calls for a considered but can-do attitude from government on blockchain
Two sides to the BitCoin? Conservative peer Chris Holmes talks to Rebecca Hill about being positive about blockchain’s potential for public services without seeing it as a ‘wonder drug’.
Luton Borough Council chose to renew its IT contract rather than go with a new provider. The council’s technology lead tells Gill Hitchcock how it shifted to an outcomes-based approach – and why a flexible 10-year contract can still be a good deal.
‘The skill set for any CIO is the same’: Socitm president Geoff Connell on moving from borough to county
Geoff Connell took up his role of CIO at Norfolk County Council in August last year. Rebecca Hill asks him how he found the change from the London Borough of Newham, and finds out what’s on his to-do list.
Eduserv report finds that just 3% of local government HR leaders rate digital literacy of frontline staff as ‘good’ - and that traditional, formal training programmes might not be the best option
Report says tax authority’s plan doesn’t take into account potential changes in technology or the shift to provide services through digital channels
G-Cloud contract term to be extended from two to four years as Socitm president says Crown Commercial Service “is really listening” to local government
In three weeks, voters in Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool get to choose new mayors, but you’d be hard pushed to find much mention of tech in their manifestos, says David Walker. He asks if there’s a reason for their seemingly half-hearted approach to IT.
NAO offers 'balanced view' of history of digital transformation, but GDS now needs to focus on Brexit
Much will be made of the UK spending watchdog’s recent report on how the Government Digital Service is adapting to its new way of working – but the real test of government digital is more likely to be Brexit, writes the Institute for Government’s Daniel Thornton.
At the end of March, the government is facing a brain-drain as contractors leave the public sector rather than be caught out by stricter tax rules. But Eduserv’s Max Elliott-Massouras says the focus should be on the value of contractors – not their cost.