The government has confirmed that it is planning to legislate to allow councillors to be sent agendas for council meetings electronically.
Ensuring vulnerable people are not excluded is central to Swindon council’s digital access drive. Gill Hitchcock reports.
A study from Reform finds a haphazard patchwork of data-sharing being led at a local level. The think tank’s director of research Eleonora Harwich tells PublicTechnology why a national strategy is needed
MoJ digital chief: ‘Prisons have been bypassed by the digital revolution – that is our next really big challenge’
Tom Read, CDIO at the Ministry of Justice, talks to PublicTechnology about how he believes technology and digital services could help turn prisons from a ‘Victorian dungeon to a rehabilitative space’
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
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.
Service will launch to some local authorities and utilities firms in May 2019
Council to look at cloud, on-site and as-a-service options
Agency engages with market for potential partners that can take names and addresses and derive additional information
Technology chief Dave Pearce explains how the two local authorities are working together to share data, technology, and services
For all its good intentions, the government's flagship digital services framework remains hamstrung by the wrong strategy and technical challenges, believes Romy Hughes of Brightman
Eliminating digital exclusion would reduce inequality and give the economy a multibillion-pound boost, according to Helen Milner of Good Things Foundation