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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

One-on-one – Digital Marketplace boss discusses plans to expand the platform internationally

25 September 2017

Warren Smith also opens up on how the launch of the Crown Marketplace will reshape central government procurement 

An evening with the editors – experts debate politics, public sector pay, and party conferences

20 September 2017

Watch extracts from Dods event bringing together a range of Westminster and Whitehall commentators

How Birmingham City Council ditched ‘vanity projects’ and transformed its white-elephant website

20 September 2017

Council’s assistant director of customer services tells PublicTechnology how Europe’s largest local authority asked youthful citizens to help it build an online home that is fit for purpose

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

Shortage of civil service skills forces GDS to ‘rely heavily’ on temporary staff in 2016/17

26 September 2017

Cabinet Office accounts reveal big hike in spending on interim workers to ensure key programmes are delivered

Food Standards Agency to connect 220 UK abattoirs

26 September 2017

Government agency to roll out networking across slaughterhouses

Which central government agency is spending £5m on CDs and DVDs?

25 September 2017

Tender launched for mass supply of physical storage media

Opinion

What all public-sector IT leaders need to know to be ready for GDPR

25 September 2017

Victoria Cetinkaya of the Information Commissioner’s Office ​gives the organisation's top tips for government tech and data chiefs to ensure they are ready for new regulation next year

The three-step plan to implementing successful e-government

20 September 2017

The UK is a digital government leader, but can still learn from others, argues Richard Whomes of Rocket Software

Government must ensure SME agenda is pragmatic – not dogmatic

18 September 2017

PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall asks if the tone of the procurement discussion is becoming a little too Orwellian

Q&A