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.


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.

Phil Neal of Capita One

Moving early help forward with technology

2 April 2015

Phil Neal lists the ways technology can help improve early intervention decisions by local authorities.


Digital Marketplace

Local government G-Cloud sales jump by a quarter

28 April 2015

Local government purchases through the G-Cloud framework rose to £2.47m in March – up 28% on the previous month.

Big data

Targets legacy 'driving open data fears'

24 April 2015

Local authorities risk irrelevance if they fail to get to grips with the power of data they hold, according to a report.

Weekly tenders update

24 April 2015

The Cabinet Office has officially announced the award of places on the £150m Verify identity assurance programme.


Harry Metcalfe, managing director at dxw

Forging a new procurement approach for digital services

28 April 2015

Harry Metcalfe says a new Digital Services framework needs to judged by measurable standards of user satisfaction.


Election 2015: Three challenges for a digital future

17 April 2015

Ivan Harris says whoever forms the next government will face a big task in driving greater adoption of cloud services within the public sector.

Customer service

Rise of the humans

17 April 2015

In the age of digital customer service, the role of employees is more important than ever before, says David Moody.