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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

Interview: Oliver Dowden on Verify, spending controls, and how ‘GDS is moving into new spaces’

13 November 2018

PublicTechnology talks to the minister for implementation about the challenges and successes of an eventful year for the Government Digital Service, and where the organisation goes from here

How Devo Manc is driving health and social care transformation

7 November 2018

The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership’s chief digital officer talks PublicTechnology through the organisation’s work to drive standardisation and consistency across the NHS and local government

Cambridgeshire’s connectivity mission

5 November 2018

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is investing £13.6m to boost connectivity. Gill Hitchcock reports on the challenging targets and the delivery team working with suppliers to remove barriers and pave the way for success

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

Met Police gang database in ‘serious’ breach of data-protection laws, ICO finds

16 November 2018

After being hit with enforcement notice, the London force is working with the regulator to improve its practices

What does the tech industry make of the withdrawal agreement?

16 November 2018

Trade association techUK has backed the proposed deal – but campaign group Tech For UK is fervently calling for a public vote

Government to build £1m digital tool to help crack down on prison gangs

16 November 2018

‘Digital categorisation service’ that will identify high-threat prisoners is a ministerial priority

Opinion

Current police ICT systems are in desperate need of change

15 November 2018

John Kellet of public sector digital specialist Eduserv looks at what at the results of the annual Police ICT Survey tell us about the force’s tech set-up

 

The third sector must play a key role in ‘social digital government’

24 October 2018

Government needs to make sure it is integrating resources from different places in support of common goals, according to Neil McEvoy of Digital Scotland

 

We all need to utter the F word sometimes

17 October 2018

PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall looks at the public sector’s vexed relationship with failure

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