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Editorial

Pickles confirms plan to change electronic agenda rules

26 February 2014

The government has confirmed that it is planning to legislate to allow councillors to be sent agendas for council meetings electronically.

Features

Cyber Week: what now for the UK’s data-protection regime?

16 July 2021

The EU may have granted its former member state adequacy, but there will be many more issues to resolve in the coming years

‘Location is no longer an arbiter of trust’ – what the future of work means for security

15 July 2021

PublicTechnology catches up with Richard Meeus from Akamai to discuss how the events of the past year have changed not only how organisations work, but how they protect their workforce

Cyber Week: How government, police and business are working together to protect Scotland

14 July 2021

Public and private sector entities support the work of Scottish Business Resilience Centre in protecting organisations across the country from cyberthreats. CEO Jude McCorry tells PublicTechnology about a busy year.

Interview

In it for the long-run: Why Luton council signed a 10-year ICT deal

7 March 2017

Luton Borough Council chose to renew its IT contract rather than go with a new provider. The council’s technology lead tells Gill Hitchcock how it shifted to an outcomes-based approach – and why a flexible 10-year contract can still be a good deal.

‘The skill set for any CIO is the same’: Socitm president Geoff Connell on moving from borough to county

11 January 2017

Geoff Connell took up his role of CIO at Norfolk County Council in August last year. Rebecca Hill asks him how he found the change from the London Borough of Newham, and finds out what’s on his to-do list.

News

HMRC sets 2023 shutdown date for CHIEF customs platform

3 August 2021

One year shy of its 30th birthday, outgoing system will be finally and fully replaced by Customs Declaration Service

NHS explores ‘digital staff passports’

3 August 2021

System is intended to make it easier for health-service workers to move between roles

Covid app updated to reduce isolation alerts

2 August 2021

Fewer contacts of asymptomatic cases will be advised to self-isolate

Opinion

The stigma needs to be removed from cyberattacks

13 July 2021

The secrecy and shame associated with cyber incidents needs to be rethought, believes PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall

How can the government innovation strategy position the UK for success?

30 June 2021

The upcoming government plan should rethink the UK’s R&D system and use public procurement to support innovative companies, according to Neil Ross of techUK

Big Tech politics, blurred lines, and power: why the government must take back control

25 June 2021

Online platforms and the major public cloud firms have great – and growing – power. Authorities must now make sure this comes with the requisite responsibility, according to Simon Hansford of UKCloud

Q&A