‘We’ve launched 18 new digital services since the start of the pandemic’

11 February 2021

Worcestershire County Council’s digital delivery leader Jo Hilditch tells PublicTechnology about how apps and digital platforms have supported the authority’s coronavirus response

Vendor view: The impact of Covid on local government’s supplier relationships

10 February 2021

PublicTechnology talks to David Hipwell from SAP Concur about the role of the public sector’s commercial partners in supporting transformation and how it has changed in the past year

Interview: How digital had 'a ringside seat' in Singapore's pandemic response

4 February 2021

The Singaporean government’s response to Covid-19 has made extensive use of digital, devices, and data – not always uncontroversially. PublicTechnology talks to Kok Ping Soon, the head of GovTech Singapore, to find out more.

‘When coronavirus struck, we accelerated, because citizens were struggling’ – how DWP revamped the Budgeting Loans service

26 January 2021

The pandemic illustrated the importance of work to improve a service offering support for society’s most vulnerable, product owner Sharron Wise tells PublicTechnology

Will local government transformation be set back by coronavirus?

15 January 2021

Having long suffered from a scarcity of funding, councils could be forgiven for deprioritising investments in new tech. But public and private and sector leaders tell PublicTechnology that digital has never been more important. 

Has the High Court outlawed mass computer surveillance?

12 January 2021

Privacy campaigners have hailed a major victory as a judgement declares the use of general warrants unlawful. PublicTechnology takes a closer look.

The pandemic has exposed the government’s broken digital promises

9 February 2021

While other countries adapted seamlessly to digital doctors' consultations and online teaching, coronavirus showed how little progress the UK has really made, believes Jack Perschke of netcompany

Government can no longer afford to shy away from tackling legacy IT

29 January 2021

Now is the time for government to confront a tricky and long-standing issue, according to Eleonora Harwich of Reform

The four (non-coronavirus) public sector tech trends that will define 2021

29 December 2020

PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall picks out the big issues that might shape the year ahead. Apart from that one.

Opening up tech jobs has never been more important

4 December 2020

With many people potentially looking for a new career, there are simple, practical ways to make tech more inclusive – and benefit the whole industry, believes Abi Mohamed of Community Growth Ventures 

Civil servants' relationship with technology is on uneasy ground

11 November 2020

After some high-profile tech blunders, Whitehall leaders need to ensure civil servants have the requisite digital skills and understanding, believes Daniel Korski of Public

Digital has enormous potential to reduce reoffending

2 November 2020

Controlled access to technology can play a major role in supporting rehabilitation and reducing recidivism, according to Aidan Shilson-Thomas of Reform