Latest Better Connected results indicate easy access to information on discounts but that councils struggle to strike the right balance between too much and too little information
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...
Tax authority offers £180,000 for digital DG some six months after Mark Dearnley headed back to the private sector
Two senior appointments complete refreshed management team
Finding new ways to publish public information has turned Torfaen Council into a local government social media leader. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Liaison Committee announces decisions on new committees, as failed application for ad hoc inquiry into national identity cards questioned
GovStart programme gives small companies the chance to learn from GDS leaders past and present and access part of £320bn global market
Think tank says data dashboards have the potential to mislead and urges government to boost staff’s data science skills
Taxonomy sets out career paths and capabilities for 37 roles
NAO says GDS has a ‘long way to go’ in a report that lays bare the problems faced by the government's flagship identity assurance programme Verify
Archives Unlocked strategy focuses on the potential of digital to increase resilience and innovation, as £1m fund set to boost digital training
Lead service designer role offered at a salary of around £91,000
National statistician outlines ambitious plans for ONS Data Science Campus to 'mobilise the power of data’ for decision-making
Detailed figures released by the Treasury reveal how much businesses are expected to have to spend on hardware, software and training
The Office for National Statistics has today launched its Data Science Campus in Newport, Wales, to make better use of data and develop the statistical information it provides.
The UK’s spending watchdog has said that there is a need for “greater urgency” in the government’s plans to tackle skills shortages in the civil service.
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’.
The creation of the Crown Commercial Service was poorly executed and slow take up of centralised purchasing by departments means it only manages one-fifth of the spending it was expected to, a review by MPs has found.
A digital front door: Cornwall council’s plan to make up for underinvestment and a failed supplier partnership
At the start of the year, Cornwall Council’s cabinet approved an £18m digital improvement plan that aims to fix years of IT underinvestment. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Canada’s 2017 Budget has indicated that the government will set up a digital unit similar to central digital services in the UK and US.
The Scottish government will implement a “tough” assurance process for digital projects, mandate the use of common technologies and offer training to make sure civil servants “get digital”.