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.


Socitm Scotland

Socitm Scotland 2015: Scotland leads information revolution

29 November 2015

Scotland is set to reap the benefits from recent investments in data management, delegates at Socitm Scotland’s annual conference heard last week.

Sally Kerr, City of Edinburgh Council

Q&A: Sally Kerr

26 November 2015

We talk to City of Edinburgh Council’s digital services manager about the opportunities presented by the speed of technological change.

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. 


Teenager using mobile

Civica scoops East Riding of Yorkshire customer service deal

1 December 2015

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has awarded a £2.1m contract to Civica to deliver a customer service platform.

Conveners group, Scottish Parliament

Scottish committee to probe 'broken' ICT procurement

30 November 2015

Senior ICT business figures could be called before a Scottish Parliament committee amid claims there is “something very wrong” with the procurement system.

Parking tickets

Councils shine in online parking fine test

30 November 2015

More than two thirds of London boroughs and metropolitan districts provide a good or very good online parking service, according to a new study.


Richard Blanford of Fordway

Catalyst needed for local governent G-Cloud move

1 December 2015

Richard Blandford says local government needs to experience a compelling event before moving to the Cloud.

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.

Hands of people sat next to each other typing on keyboards

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.