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.
As part of PublicTechnology’s Brexit series, David Walker does some number-crunching to try and figure out what the referendum vote might mean for local government systems.
The government has scrapped its heavily-criticised care.data scheme following the publication of the long-awaited Caldicott review of security standards for health and social care data.
Communities and local government secretary Greg Clark has promised local authorities a seat at the Brexit negotiating table.
Local government lacks the understanding, budgets and leadership to create smart cities, a report has said.
The Department of Health is to merge technology, digital, local government and social care in a restructuring of its directorates.
The Sustainability and Transformation Plans might not have any obvious clout, but David Walker warns against writing them off too soon.
The Singapore government has moved to prevent officials from accessing the internet on devices that have access to civilian data. Vishanth Weerakkody, professor of digital governance at Brunel University, says it is not the retrograde step some think it is.
TechUK has said that the government needs to consider its yet-to-be-published digital strategy a “draft” that needs reworking following the results of the EU referendum.
The Government Digital Service is carrying out a series of pilots of using GOV.UK Verify in local government.
LocalGov Digital has launched a London peer group to support councils in implementing its Local Government Digital Service Standard.
As the UK faces a time of turmoil, never has it been more important to refine the rules governing data sharing to ensure the public trusts government, says James Norman, UK public sector chief information officer at cloud computing company EMC.
Councils across the country are facing financial uncertainty after the UK public yesterday voted to leave the European Union.
London’s chief digital officer is set to be appointed imminently as authorities meet to discuss London data, according to Andrew Collinge, assistant director at the Greater London Authority.
MPs have said that the plan to allow local authorities to retain 100% of business rates while cutting their central government grants could lead to an inability to get resources to councils in need.
The Government Digital Service will this month run a project to improve council tax systems for users, start work on a beta version of content on importing goods and improve its publishing application programming interface.
The creation of regional mayors in England could be an opportunity for big data projects, and local authority leaders should be at the forefront, according to Socitm.
NHS England’s first national whistleblowing policy to help health professionals raise concerns will have knock-on effects across the public sector. Ben Western of Software Europe takes a look at how it will affect IT management.
The UK collected £200 million less vehicle tax in the six months after the paper tax disc was abolished, in comparison to the previous year.
An EU policy forum on digital entrepreneurship has emphasised the role that cities and regions have to play in digital transformation.
Local authorities’ use of digital technologies in adult social care is to be assessed as part of an inquiry by MPs.