Statistics watchdog warns PM again over inaccurate claim on employment increase

18 May 2022

In his ninth such proclamation in the last six months, Boris Johnson cited a rise of 500,000 since 2020 – rather than a decline of 588,000

Ex-consultancy bigwig named as first leader of government risk profession

18 May 2022

Clive Martin – former EY partner with background in digital learning and communication – is appointed as head of newly established discipline

Supercharged: Inside the ONS plan to become a data-science 'powerhouse'

12 May 2022

Five years after being established, the Data Science Campus of the ONS wants to do more to help address government's biggest policy issues – while still retaining its innovative edge. PublicTechnology finds out more.

‘Typical hostile environment treatment’ – Home Office leaves thousands of Turkish nationals waiting more than a year for visa decisions

13 April 2022

Applicants tell PublicTechnology that they have been provided with little information on the processing delays that mean they cannot leave the UK – even for births or funerals – and struggle to prove their right to live and work in this country

‘HMRC is on track to break up our largest IT contracts – and create the organisation we need for the future’

16 March 2022

In this exclusive Q&A – and ahead of a keynote presentation at PublicTechnology Live this month – the tax agency’s CDIO Daljit Rehal discusses his transformation priorities, including reforming the supply chain, tackling legacy IT, and a major push towards low code

'We want to set the digital agenda with and for Wales'

8 March 2022

The Welsh Government has created an agency to drive technology innovation throughout the country’s public services. Its recently appointed co-leaders, Harriet Green and Myra Hunt, tell PublicTechnology about their digital plans for the nation

UK’s asylum backlog has doubled since 2020 – and Home Office cannot say how many interviews it conducted last year

4 March 2022

Information is not in a ‘reportable format’ according to immigration Kevin Foster, as other data shows more than 85,000 are now waiting for a decision – and department declines to provide an update on new casework system

EXCL: Government withholds information on anti-disinformation unit

18 February 2022

PublicTechnology’s attempts to find out more about the Counter-Disinformation Unit were rebuffed after a minister was consulted

Data must be central to improving the criminal justice system

6 May 2022

Better use of information is crucial to improving people’s experiences with justice agencies and reducing recidivism, according to Georgie Henley of techUK

Government’s battle for the future of work

26 April 2022

Despite the best efforts of some ministers, the profound changes brought about by the pandemic still offer a singular opportunity to radically rethink how the civil service operates. Dods Research asked more than 200 officials for their thoughts.

IWD: The tech sector needs equity, not just equality

8 March 2022

The industry needs to focus on building equitable products and workplaces rooted in inclusivity and belonging this International Women’s Day, according to Nimmi Patel from techUK

Digital and data must be embedded into plans for the future of healthcare

25 February 2022

The challenges and achievements of the pandemic have shown that tech innovation is the only way forward for the health and social care system, according to Leontina Postelnicu of techUK

techUK chief: Government must help seize a golden opportunity to build a world-class digital economy

1 February 2022

As the country emerges from the challenges of the pandemic, ministers and officials have a chance to build on the digital successes of the last two years, according to Julian David

Why IT contractors need to watch out for tax avoidance

28 January 2022

Many freelancers may not even be aware they are breaking the law, warns Mary Aiston of HMRC