The government has confirmed that it is planning to legislate to allow councillors to be sent agendas for council meetings electronically.
‘It would be ludicrous to make digital policy in a way that wasn’t digital’ – Labour’s crowdsourced plan for the UK’s technology future
Shadow digital minister Liam Byrne launches ‘slightly mad experiment’ to help set the party’s digital agenda
With less than six months until new data-protection law is introduced, PublicTechnology hears from regulators and data professionals across central and local government about what they see as the major challenges facing them between now and 25 May
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
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.
Space for Smarter Government Programme plans two one-day courses to introduce public servants to satellite technology
Devon Doctors and Earl Mountbatten Hospice connect to new network
Chief executive Manzoni lifts lid on centralised recruitment drive for digital specialists as Whitehall looks to bring in extra staff ahead of Brexit
Mark Hastings of Rainmaker Solutions applauds the Government’s guidance on Whitehall IT disaggregation, but argues that it need not take anywhere near as long as the four years suggested
Vodafone's Mick Wayman opines that better co-operation with the non-profit sector could help save money and improve service levels
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