EXCL: Government warned of ‘serious risk’ to services as UKCloud customers hit with sevenfold price increase
Customers that cannot pay fees seven times higher than contracted price face a race against time...
Ministers believe measures such as digitisation, shared services, and reducing use of consultants could help cut waste
Ben Wallace is said to be ‘very cross’ after speaking to someone posing as Ukrainian PM for almost 10 minutes
Digital, data and technology are ‘integral’ to new system of setting out priorities and measuring performance
The contact-tracing system and the use of information will be key areas of focus for the long-awaited review of the UK’s response to coronavirus
Home secretary claims previous figures are ‘completely inaccurate’
Digital agency seeks CTO, COO and directors of engineering and publishing
Letter from UKSA head is the second time in a month Boris Johnson has been rapped for promoting false claims
Local campaigners report election preparations are being hampered
Shifting responsibilities at the Cabinet Office could see GDS and CDDO working with another new minister, while Jacob Rees-Mogg is set to take on the remit of public sector transformation
Former deputy cabinet secretary cited need for Cabinet Office to look at issues of race ‘at a systemic level’
IfG’s annual Whitehall Monitor publication finds pockets of progress but other areas where momentum is lacking
Sector bodies issue open letter calling on government to enact legislation allowing meetings to adopt a hybrid model in the long term
Objection follows similar complaint about deputy John Swinney
As much as half of government’s near-£5bn annual spend on IT is dedicated to the maintenance of ageing or unsupported tech. A range of digital leaders tell PublicTechnology about the issues they face with legacy, and how they can be addressed.
Report claims efforts led by advertising firm will aim to stoke concern among parents and could feature public stunts designed to alarm passers-by
Data watchdog issues warning in light of reports that a digital clean-up had been encouraged
Lord Evans tells MPs that personal messaging platforms should only be used by ministers if doing so can be properly regulated
Leader of the House of Commons tells committee that his parliamentary colleagues ‘do not necessarily take electronic voting as seriously’
Labour asks UKSA to investigate media statements made by John Swinney
Digital and data once again had a starring role in supporting – and, occasionally, hampering – government’s work this year. PublicTechnology looks back at the most significant events.
Civil service operations chief discusses his priorities for the year ahead