The government has confirmed that it is planning to legislate to allow councillors to be sent agendas for council meetings electronically.
Dylan Roberts, Leeds City Council’s digital chief, tells Gill Hitchcock that other public services could benefit from the local authority’s open source integrated care record programme, Ripple.
Not long ago, the team overseeing digital transformation in Whitehall was in need of some significant changes itself. Zara Farrar, leader of the Government Digital Service’s women’s group, tells Rebecca Hill how GDS reinvented its attitude to women.
The Government Digital Service is updating its content operating model and plans to rollout the new version as early as April 2017.
LocalGov Digital and the Greater London Authority have announced a summit to discuss the Local Government Digital Service Standard.
The representative body for UK tech companies has said that authentication standards for GOV.UK Verify are “likely to be too high” for most local government services.
Budget pressures are persuading governments to look to the cloud to improve services while keeping costs down. Max Peterson of Amazon Web Services sets out five questions to ask yourself along the way.
A straw poll session at this year’s Socitm Spring Conference revealed some uncomfortable insights on the state of digital transformation across the UK public sector. Mel Ross looks at what’s to be done.
Faced with the effects of years of austerity and ageing technology, investing in digital will be essential for the justice system - but new technology must work for the people, writes Melanie Mylvaganam, IT policy analyst at the Bar Council.