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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

Q&A: EY director on the dangers of disaggregation and why local government is innovating more than Whitehall

27 July 2017

John Thompson explains how his firm’s government engagements are evolving, and why the trend of ditching IT mega-deals has created ‘its own rogues gallery of failed projects’

Feature: On track for digital – building the railway of the future

21 July 2017

With the UK's rail infrastructure running at more or less full capacity, industry leaders tell Sam Trendall why data, automation, and new payment models are needed to keep the trains running on time

Interview: ‘We create a surplus that goes back into frontline services’ – ESPO lifts the lid on winning IT-procurement formula

21 July 2017

The procurement leader of one the UK’s largest public buying organisations tells Sam Trendall about the important role organisations like his play in the government IT landscape

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

DWP launches search for £140k CTO

27 July 2017

The Department for Work and Pensions is looking for a candidate with experience of managing budgets over £500m

Fewer than three in 10 UK digital jobs filled by women - DCMS report

27 July 2017

Sector now provides almost 5% of all jobs in the country, as well as 13.4% of exports

Government needs tech industry skills to deliver on transformation plan, says GDS boss Cunnington

27 July 2017

UK IT sector and Government Digital Service must work together, according to director general

Opinion

FE colleges must embrace digital to remain relevant to learners

25 July 2017

Colleges need to ensure they make a good digital first impression, or risk seeing students head elsewhere, argues Lucy Perkins of LDA

Government is merely flirting with digital – it’s time to commit

14 July 2017

Nat Gross of industry body BIMA believes that all political parties must do more to ensure the UK remains at the digital vanguard

 

Introducing the digital offset effect

13 July 2017

John McMahon from IEG4 takes Isaac Newton as his inspiration for new method of measuring the success of public sector digital transformation projects

Q&A