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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

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Collaboration: an opportunity for councils to cut the waste

10 May 2016

Rotherham’s ICT manager Richard Copley wants a local-style GDS, but does he think the new Local Digital Coalition is the answer? Gill Hitchcock reports.

Digital

Why the digital standard must be on every council’s agenda

5 May 2016

West Berkshire’s digital lead Phil Rumens talks about the task of ensuring the new Local Government Digital Service Standard makes an impact. Gill Hitchcock reports.

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Is data protection regulation one more step towards a digital single market?

4 May 2016

MEP and former European commissioner Viviane Reding talks data protection and why economics trumps feminism.

News

Government seeks suppliers for Technology Products 2 framework

26 May 2016

The Crown Commercial Service says spending through the new version of its Technology Products framework could reach £4bn.

Money

Councils aim at £1m savings through service to tackle fraudulent claims

25 May 2016

Six councils have signed up to a fraud and error review service provided by the technology company CapacityGrid.

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May: Fire service must become more accountable

25 May 2016

The government is to bring forward plans to tighten up the inspection of fire and rescue service in England, home secretary Theresa May has said.

Opinion

Shadow minster for digital economy

The digital black hole in Britain’s welfare system

26 May 2016

The government is not providing the digital skills or the infrastructure needed to make their own Universal Credit programme work, says Chi Onwurah.

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People and technology must unite to fight against cyber-terrorism

23 May 2016

As IT security evolves, employees must be kept in the loop about how to keep themselves and their organisations secure, says Joel Dolisy, CIO, SolarWinds

Isabel Moritz is events director at APMP UK

Rebidding as an incumbent can be tough

16 May 2016

Isabel Moritz says the chances of success by an incumbent bidder are uncertain for UK public sector tenders.

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