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.


Matthew Hancock MP

Profile: Matt Hancock, minister for the Cabinet Office

13 May 2015

Who is the man taking over from Francis Maude in charge of government digital strategy and procurement?

Computer screens on wall

Joining up the dots

27 April 2015

Josh Chambers looks at global examples for a clue as to how Whitehall can work with local governments to produce true “government as a platform”.

Graphic showing a basic platform computer game

Game on

13 April 2015

Governments across the world are increasingly using online games to train staff and engage with the public.


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Cuts 'provide intranet improvement opportunities'

2 June 2015

Continued austerity could spark improvements in local authority intranets, according to a new briefing paper.

Whitehall sign

Civil servants split on governance impact of digital

2 June 2015

Whitehall officials are divided over whether departments are still relevant in a digital age, according to new research.

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Council roles 'create conflict of interest'

1 June 2015

A Welsh council faces a conflict of interest because its head of ICT strategy is also its senior information risk owner (SIRO), according to a local government watchdog.


Tom Baker at BT

Platforms for the people

1 June 2015

Tom Baker says new platforms for delivering government services will only reach their full potential through collaboration  between users and providers.

Nicky Stewart commercial director at Skyscape Cloud Services

Why ministers should continue prioritising G-Cloud

21 May 2015

Nicky Stewart says David Cameron's new Conservative government has a host of reasons to support the further development of G-Cloud over the next five years.

Big data

Grab the Big Data opportunity

11 May 2015

Big Data offers a huge opportunity for policymakers to optimise policy, programme, and service design, according to Douglas Beal.