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.


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Collaboration: an opportunity for councils to cut the waste

10 May 2016

Rotherham’s ICT manager Richard Copley wants a local-style GDS, but does he think the new Local Digital Coalition is the answer? Gill Hitchcock reports.


Why the digital standard must be on every council’s agenda

5 May 2016

West Berkshire’s digital lead Phil Rumens talks about the task of ensuring the new Local Government Digital Service Standard makes an impact. Gill Hitchcock reports.

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Is data protection regulation one more step towards a digital single market?

4 May 2016

MEP and former European commissioner Viviane Reding talks data protection and why economics trumps feminism.


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Councils sidelining information governance teams, says ICO official

31 May 2016

Data security incidents in local government rose by 34% at the start of 2016, but John-Pierre Lamb of the Information Commissioner’s Office says some solutions are easy to implement. Gill Hitchcock reports.


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UK 'lagging ahead' on public digital services

31 May 2016

The UK’s digital public services have slipped to 16th place among the 28 European Union member states, according to a new survey.

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Public bodies face new website accessibility reporting requirements

31 May 2016

Public sector websites are set to face new reporting requirements on accessibility after European Union agreement was reached.

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Pro-EU website links banned in referendum purdah rules

30 May 2016

A key eurosceptic has claimed victory in a battle to limit the promotion of government websites relating to the forthcoming EU referendum.


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The digital black hole in Britain’s welfare system

26 May 2016

The government is not providing the digital skills or the infrastructure needed to make their own Universal Credit programme work, says Chi Onwurah.

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People and technology must unite to fight against cyber-terrorism

23 May 2016

As IT security evolves, employees must be kept in the loop about how to keep themselves and their organisations secure, says Joel Dolisy, CIO, SolarWinds

Isabel Moritz is events director at APMP UK

Rebidding as an incumbent can be tough

16 May 2016

Isabel Moritz says the chances of success by an incumbent bidder are uncertain for UK public sector tenders.