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.


Data delays, mice mix-ups and septuagenarian software skills – eight things we learned at PublicTechnology Live

7 March 2023

As PublicTechnology gathered its audience for our annual summit, senior digital leaders from across the public sector discussed their priorities and challenges, and some of the more unexpected aspects of their work

‘DWP is moving away from seeing someone as a benefit recipient – and asking how we can respond to their circumstances’

24 February 2023

Before appearing at PublicTechnology Live next week, digital delivery director Helen Roberts tells us about the department’s priorities – and why the term ‘digital transformation’ has never been a good fit

“We never use the word ‘digital’” – inside the Welsh public sector's design doctrine

14 February 2023

Ahead of speaking at PublicTechnology Live, Jo Goodwin discusses how the Centre for Digital Public Services is encouraging a focus on users across the public sector


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.


NHS digital check-ups for over 40s scheduled to launch next year

21 March 2023

Process is intended to help prevent a range of illnesses and conditions

GDS taps online recruitment specialist in £50k deal

21 March 2023

Digital unit signs one-year contract for platform to match software developers with employers

Scottish parliamentarians ‘strongly advised’ to ditch TikTok

21 March 2023

MSPs are issued with advice following consultation with National Cyber Security Centre


How CDDO is working to make government services great

14 March 2023

In this piece for PublicTechnology, head of strategy and standards Ben Tate provides an update on the digital unit's work to transform the most important citizen services

ICO: Instead of massive fines, regulation works best when we work alongside organisations

9 March 2023

Information commissioner John Edwards discusses the impact of the watchdog’s new approach to working with the public sector – which focuses on improvements, rather than penalties

Trust is required in data and the organisations that hold it

13 February 2023

Assuring data, and investing in the infrastructure that supports it, is crucially important, including to Sir Nigel Shadbolt of the Open Data Institute