The government has confirmed that it is planning to legislate to allow councillors to be sent agendas for council meetings electronically.
Whitehall’s outlay on consultants and temporary workers rose by £267m in FY19
Government's new Innovation Strategy set out ambitious proposals to update processes, eliminate ageing kit, and embrace emerging technologies. PublicTechnology caught up with GDS innovation head Sue Bateman to find out more
Scotland’s Falkirk Council is using open geospatial data to help families find school lunch clubs and other resources. Gill Hitchcock reports
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
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.
Health secretary to review checks for over 40s
Information commissioner Elizabeth Denham says her office is launching an investigation into use of technology on privately owned development
Incoming £500m deal aims to break duopoly of EMIS and TPP
UK citizens remain open to new technology, but government must act to ensure negative narratives do not take hold, believes Mark Kleinman of the King’s Policy Institute
The case for transformation could do with more high-profile Westminster backers, according to PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall