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Editorial

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

Hampshire County Council uses tech to tackle loneliness

7 December 2017

Hampshire’s director of adults’ health and care Graham Allen talks to Gill Hitchcock about using IT to relieve loneliness among the county’s older population and where he finds inspirational digital ideas

‘This does not feel like a good thing’ - G-Cloud suppliers see opportunity and alarm in framework’s extension

5 December 2017

Providers ambivalent as CCS and GDS head into a crucial period - one that will bring a potential £1.5bn opportunity, but lots of uncertainty too

 

Take this tablet - GPs to offer apps on prescription

1 December 2017

The first app library to be integrated in the workflow of GPs is shortly to launch. Rachel Pugh finds out more

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

Government extends online passport renewal service

10 December 2017

Service now available for citizens aged 16 and over

Border IT systems ‘unlikely’ to be Brexit-ready by 2019, PAC finds

9 December 2017

MPs flag Whitehall’s poor record at delivering critical border programmes

CCS expands ‘technology expense management’ across public sector with £8m framework

8 December 2017

Procurement body seeks two suppliers for three-year deal

Opinion

Why the public sector should work more closely with charities

6 December 2017

Vodafone's Mick Wayman opines that better co-operation with the non-profit sector could help save money and improve service levels

Why some UK local authorities are stuck in in a digital Stone Age

30 November 2017

Ross Harling of Netitude lifts the lid on the findings of a study which shows UK councils are failing to recognise some major opportunities of digitisation

Data can, and should, inform better policy

21 November 2017

David Downing of SAS outlines why the government needs to make better use of its reservoirs of data

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