More than 850,000 filed online tax return on HMRC deadline day

2 February 2023

Department reveals that tens of thousands completed annual process ‘with minutes to spare’

NHS App to include 111 service

1 February 2023

Plans announced to expand remit and availability of the non-emergency advice system

Government unveils £10m plan to launch world’s first self-driving bus

1 February 2023

Funding initiative reveals recipients of government backing for automated vehicles, including soon-to-launch passenger service in Edinburgh

Trade department urged to push on with £26m tech transformation scheme

1 February 2023

Report finds that DIT must continue to tackle a shortfall of digital specialists and needs to implement new software systems

Appointments watchdog warns former digital secretary Dorries over TV gig

31 January 2023

Ex-cabinet minister failed to wait for official advice before announcing role with TalkTV, according to anti-corruption committee

Number of virtual wards tops 100 as government aims to treat 50,000 patients a month at home

30 January 2023

A new plan to ease pressures on emergency care aims to ramp up the use of technology that can enable patients to be treated at home

PublicTechnology’s biggest stories of the year

29 December 2022

A reminder of the shocks, scandals and success stories that shaped the world of government technology in 2022

Valuable advice – inside the Government Office for Technology Transfer

21 December 2022

The newly established GOTT aims to help agencies realise the value of their assets. Its chief executive explains all.

Common complaints – why the ICO is considering revamping FOI casework

7 December 2022

A ‘perfect storm’ of factors helped create a significant backlog of information-access complaints – but the data watchdog has a plan to improve. PublicTechnology takes a closer look.

EXCL: Government warned of ‘serious risk’ to services as UKCloud customers hit with sevenfold price increase

18 November 2022

Customers that cannot pay fees seven times higher than contracted price face a race against time to migrate data from collapsed £40m public sector hosting firm. PublicTechnology investigates.

'A lack of transparency and accountability' – DWP urged to shed light on fraud algorithm

31 October 2022

The DWP has revealed it is using artificial intelligence to help detect fraud. But, as PublicTechnology discovers, some are concerned that it needs to reveal a lot more about how it does so.

No one is an island: How Caribbean states are working together to tackle cybercrime

17 October 2022

Members of the Caribbean Community are working through an action plan to harmonise laws, increase investigative skills and broaden international cooperation. PublicTechnology finds out more.

We need to better understand, support and celebrate colleagues with disabilities

26 January 2023

Samaira Uddin of GDS discusses how civil servants can be an allies and advocates for their disabled co-workers

Government must earn public trust that AI is being used safely and responsibly

5 January 2023

Leaders from two of government’s core digital and data units – the CDDO and CDEI – introduce new guidelines intended to promote transparency in the public sector’s use of algorithms

In a hybrid world, data can help create an identity for students

16 December 2022

Gathering and analysing information can help institutions promote engagement and wellbeing, according to Alex Chapman of Middlesex University

For the US government, good design is a civic duty

20 October 2022

In light of plans to overhaul USA.gov, YuJune Park of Parsons School of Design explains the revamp must put citizens first

Local authorities and their suppliers must connect the digitally excluded

1 August 2022

Various vulnerable groups are among those at risk of lacking the connectivity or skills to engage with public services, according to Graham Cutting of Cantium

Government can help make the UK a world-leader in quantum technology

13 July 2022

A pipeline of both technical and commercial skills, and proper consideration of the ethical implications is needed to ensure organisations are not left behind, according to Laura Foster of techUK