Civil servants running HMRC’s digital tax reforms have defended the timeline of the plan, but admitted that some software suppliers will not have products ready until October – six months after the pilot of the scheme is due to start.
The Ministry of Justice has published a set of nine principles it will stick to as it updates outdated hardware that is making work difficult for employees.
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What can the body charged with boosting the tech industry in the north of England offer local government? According to its new director Richard Gregory, a lot. Rebecca Hill reports.
HMRC has signed a four-year deal with Accenture for the provision and management of the tax authority’s cloud-based tax management system
Former Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has said that he would improve Whitehall’s IT and technology much more quickly if he had his five year’s in the role again.
Budget pressures are persuading governments to look to the cloud to improve services while keeping costs down. Max Peterson of Amazon Web Services sets out five questions to ask yourself along the way.
A survey of the 100 biggest councils in the UK has shown that 44% do not have a strategy for the use of the cloud – despite 73% saying they use it for some form of data storage.
The government is to gradually phase out the use of eg, etc and ie on its websites to help people using screen readers and those who aren't native English speakers.
The Government Digital Service’s technology group is planning to change the way it works to make better use of existing data, expertise and discovery projects.
Shropshire Council is set to approve a new digital transformation strategy aimed at saving £36m over five years.
HMRC needs to stay committed to meeting its goals as it faces one of its most challenging years yet in its efforts to become one of the world’s most digitally-advanced tax administrations, the National Audit Office has said.
Elizabeth Denham, former commissioner at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia in Canada, will take over as the UK's information commissioner on Monday, 18 July.
A Whitehall trial of the use of Blockchain technology for the payment and spending of benefits has raised concerns about data privacy and government control.
Buyers and suppliers have called for more guidance on security and risk through the next iteration of the Government Digital Service’s G-Cloud.
A survey has found that more than half of councils do not use cloud applications, while most of those that do are unaware of whether they can monitor sensitive information accessed through them.
HMRC is seeking a deputy IT director for cloud services to help implement cloud infrastructure across the department, nine months after failing to recruit for a more senior cloud transformation role.
Kate Craig-Wood, managing director of Memset, one of the original technical leads of the government’s G-Cloud framework, was a strong believer in the initiative, but now says her mind has changed.
Wigan Council has won Digital Leaders' 2016 award for digital council for its efforts tackling digital exclusion and improving connectivity.
The Government Digital Service has extended the application deadline for G-Cloud 8.
The Government Digital Service plans to update its Technology Code of Practice to encourage a more adaptive and innovative approach to technology use in government.
Microsoft shows a few of the ways that governments can turn data into insight