November 2023

3 Minutes
Education and skills News

DDaT rebranded as Government Digital and Data with ambition to ‘be viewed alongside tech giants’

Cabinet Office claims that new brand represents ‘first ever community leading digital transformation in government’ and will help departments recruit leading talent to a workforce that now comprises 28,000 people […]...
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3 Minutes
News Public order, justice and rights

Prison service will take ‘lessons learned’ into new tagging deals with G4S and Serco

Firms have previously admitted overcharging government by cumulative total of £170m but are now back in the fold, with HMPPS stressing that contracts have set clear ‘accountabilities, roles and responsibilities’ […]...
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5 Minutes
Highlights News Society and welfare

DWP estimates access to benefit claimants’ bank data will lead to 7,400 annual prosecutions

Impact assessment forecasts that prosecutions will rocket, but claims staff will take ‘account of circumstances and vulnerabilities’ of benefit recipients and ‘no automatic decisions will be made on data alone’ […]...
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