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.


Children's ward by Steven Depolo

Healthy relationship

19 November 2015

The Child Protection Information Sharing project (CP-IS) is set to improve the way information is shared between health and social care teams nationally. Karen Reeve explains how the initiative is helping to protect vulnerable children in Swindon. 

John Grieve

Q&A: John Grieve

17 November 2015

A chat with the corporate ICT manager at The Highland Council and SOCITM Scotland committee member, about promoting computer science in schools.

William Neil

Q&A: William Neil

12 November 2015

We hear from principal analyst programmer at Dumfries and Galloway Council about his current and future challenges.


Government Digital Service

GDS given Spending Review boost

25 November 2015

Chancellor George Osborne today confounded expectations by almost doubling the annual budget for the Government Digital Service (GDS).


G-Cloud 7 supplier list revealed

25 November 2015

The government has announced that 1,616 suppliers have been appointed to the G-Cloud 7 framework – read the full list here.

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European ICT harmonisation framework approved

24 November 2015

The European Council has approved a new €131m programme to harmonise ICT solutions and frameworks for government bodies across the European Union.


Jos Creese

2015 spending review predictions

20 November 2015

Jos Creese takes a look at what local government ICT professionals can expect from next week’s spending review.

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Smarter state, smarter service desk

13 November 2015

John Duffy says the forthcoming spending review will mean public sector bodies should review the efficiency of their service desks.

Road sign with cloudy sky

In the loop

19 October 2015

James Norman asks what local authority ICT departments can do to avoid being circumvented in public cloud decisions.