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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

Faster Indicators: Why the ONS is checking CCTV footage for hints about the health of the economy

22 March 2021

PublicTechnology sits down with ONS statisticians to learn more about the organisation’s Faster Indicators programme

Q&A: HMRC tech chief on how the department is ‘leading the way on government cloud adoption’

17 March 2021

Daljit Rehal tells PublicTechnology about his priorities for the tax agency’s digital services and its programme to reform billions of pounds of tech procurement

IWD 2021: Female tech heroes and why inclusion matters

8 March 2021

A range of experts from across the public sector digital and data scene tell us about their inspirations and the changes they would like to see before IWD 2022

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

Nine in ten prescriptions now fulfilled electronically

14 April 2021

Minister says paper options will remain available 

Bradford to create ‘brick-for-brick virtual clone’ of city centre

14 April 2021

Open-source project hopes to improve policy design and service delivery

Booking website crashes minutes after expansion of vaccine programme

14 April 2021

All adults aged over 45 can now book an appointment to be immunised

Opinion

Data governance is fundamental to our post-pandemic world

9 April 2021

Coronavirus has shown the power of data and, according to Sue Daley of techUK, it is crucial that the UK implements the right laws to govern its use and protection

NHS workers must be at the centre of technology reform

7 April 2021

The health service’s IT infrastructure badly needs an update. But modernisation efforts must not focus solely on the technology, believes Matt Fetzer of Reform.

The National Data Strategy needs a shot in the arm

24 March 2021

The national plan for the UK’s data needs could learn from the successful vaccine rollout by prioritising experts and practitioners, according to Dan Klein of Zühlke UK

Q&A