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Features Government and politics

Manifesto tech takeaways: Lib Dems pledge ‘firewall’ to keep Home Office from collecting data and trebled tax for tech titans

The party’s plan for government includes a wide variety of detailed programme, policy and legislative commitments for digital and data that seem intended to rebalance power between institutions and individuals […]...
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Communities, housing and planning Features Highlights

Blackpool’s Silicon Sands vision and how AI supports social work in Coventry – six things we learned at Socitm President’s conference

At the Birmingham event, local authorities and NHS bodies shared plans and experiences on issues including datacentre investment, clearing helpdesk queues and why some transformation leaders hate the word ‘digital’ […]...
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Features Government and politics

‘You have got to lead from the front’ – heads of major departments on their need for digital expertise

At the PublicTechnology Live conference on Tuesday, permanent secretaries representing HMRC, Defra, DSIT, DVLA and DfE told attendees of how and why tech knowledge has become crucial for senior leaders […]...
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