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 ICT sector has given a cautious welcome to chancellor George Osborne’s Spending Review, but questions remain over what money pledged to the Government Digital Service will pay for.
Chancellor George Osborne today confounded expectations by almost doubling the annual budget for the Government Digital Service (GDS).
The government has announced that 1,616 suppliers have been appointed to the G-Cloud 7 framework – read the full list here.
The European Council has approved a new €131m programme to harmonise ICT solutions and frameworks for government bodies across the European Union.
A portal to share open data between public sector bodies in Europe has gone live.
Government has signed a memorandum of understanding, allowing public bodies to access technology from with digital collaboration supplier Huddle at a discount.
Groups behind ransomware campaigns are set to concentrate their attention on local government in 2016, according to a report by security experts.
A new survey of technology SMEs has uncovered 'widespread concern’ that public-sector procurement staff are not using all available tools to buy services from smaller firms.
Government bodies are set to get access to a new range of open source applications for desktop, mobile and cloud after a deal signed by the Crown Commercial Service.
We catch up with the head of connectivity, economy and data division in the digital directorate within the Scottish Government.
Aberdeen City Council’s digital transformation manager talks about his work on digital with other councils and companies.
A South East council is looking for a supplier to provide a private cloud customer platform solution in a contract that could be worth up to £75m.
Initial returns show another rise in local government G-Cloud sales during September – up 8.6% on the previous month.
Three councils are looking to procure a joint financial management system to save money and improve services.
Senior managers in local authorities have much greater confidence that technology can enable cost savings than the rest of their organisations’ staff, according to new research.
The civil service has "learnt the lessons" taught by the Government Digital Service team, a Cabinet Office minister has said, as Labour sought assurances on the future of the central government unit.
James Norman asks what local authority ICT departments can do to avoid being circumvented in public cloud decisions.
Council chief executives believe their chief information officers are more focused on whizzy technology than business needs, according to a new report.
UK councils can look to New York for an example of how to use data to drive service improvements, according to Socitm.
The government’s newly rebranded Digital Services framework is set to include three main categories, according to the Government Digital Service.
More than three quarters of council staff have not heard of the G-Cloud framework, according to new research, raising questions about government initiatives to improve awareness.