Digital chief lifts lid on how HMRC pulled off the biggest tax change in 70 years without anyone noticing
Interim CDIO Mike Potter also discusses how the department is leading the way on mobile apps and blockchain, and why he wants a tax service built around life events
Department invests in software supporting efforts to move away from VME platform
As voters head to the polls, new research suggests online option could help increase participation among non-voters
General election 2017: Politicians have been silent on data – and unwilling to let councils take the lead
While some councils boast impressive advocates for data analysis, there are strict limits on what they can accomplish without the backing of Westminster – as the election campaign row over social care shows
IT association says results of second stage of website accessibility test indicate ‘ongoing challenge’ for councils
Company ditches plan to sell business after competition watchdog announces investigation - a move that will see the healthcare staff that rely on the tech left with no choice of network
This year's DL100 shortlist sees Defra’s fishing licence service competing with DWP’s Check Your State Pension and Scottish government’s CivTech initiatives for digital public service innovation of the year
Think tank warns that Home Office systems are a “long way from a fully digital service” that is needed to deal with the surge of permanent residency applications from EU nationals as the UK leaves the union
Principles call for data that is open, well-maintained, easy to find and simple to use
Taxonomy sets out career paths and capabilities for 37 roles
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”.
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.
The Government Digital Service’s GOV.UK taxonomy has entered beta for education content, with plans to develop branches for environment and transport content next.
Survey shows lack of preparedness as data protection watchdog slaps £60,000 fine on Norfolk County Council
The Home Office is seeking a “robust and charismatic” deputy director for Emergency Services Network Mobilisation.
MPs have urged the government to take a “concrete step” to greater transparency by creating a searchable database of meetings with businesses that extends to include senior civil servants.
Individual councils could save up to £80m on IT spend alone over the next decade by adopting common platforms like GOV.UK Verify, according to government estimates.
The Government Digital Service’s notification service has gone live across all central government departments, with local government – and letters – next on the team’s list.
The government’s long-awaited Digital Strategy is expected to include £17m for artificial intelligence, a review of AI technologies and support for smart devices, cyber security and autonomous vehicles.
The government chief people officer Rupert McNeil has said that the civil service is using recruitment technology that is “40 or 50 years out of date” as the civil service announces plans to trial a cloud-based recruitment platform in efforts to tackle bias.
The government could change the public’s perception of big data projects by focusing on improving its marketing as well as increasing transparency, a conference has been told.
The Ministry of Justice’s commitment to code in the open by default has helped the department “hire great people”, the department’s head of technology has said.