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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

GDPR: how did we get here, and what on earth happens next?

25 May 2018

We are now, at last, all living in a GDPR world. PublicTechnology asks what – if anything – that means, and looks back on the journey we took to get here

How digital therapy is helping NHS patients in Lincolnshire

22 May 2018

The head of Lincolnshire's steps2change service tells PublicTechnology about its use of online CBT and how the digital therapy landscape might evolve

The library where councils can borrow the building blocks of a ‘Lego’ government

18 May 2018

A number of large local authorities have already signed up to a new library for sharing service-design templates. PublicTechnology finds out more

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

MHCLG digital chief: ‘I want us to be proud plumbers’

24 May 2018

Paul Maltby claims councils must first renew ageing infrastructure before realising the benefits of machine learning and automation 

NHS kicks off £4m digitisation of pension scheme

24 May 2018

Supplier sought for two-year project to provide health-service workers and employers with digital platform

Full-fibre rollout will sweep through two million properties each year, chancellor pledges

24 May 2018

Philip Hammond vows that every building in the UK will have access to an FTTP network within 15 years

Opinion

We all have something to hide – and the government must let us

21 May 2018

The public sector needs to be careful it does not fall foul of citizens’ growing disquiet about how their data is used and by whom, according to PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall

Ending the ‘brogrammer’ culture – how to close the gender gap

15 May 2018

Lucy Hocking of RAND Europe looks at the three main barriers preventing women from thriving in the STEM sector – and how they can be overcome

 

One year on, have the metro mayors delivered digital devolution?

5 May 2018

After 12 months in the job, the digital performance of the heads of the six city regions is assessed by Georgina Maratheftis of techUK

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