The government has confirmed that it is planning to legislate to allow councillors to be sent agendas for council meetings electronically.
Government's national technology adviser discusses why getting digital reforms through the machinery of government may require some help from Jason Bourne
PublicTechnology talks to the head of capability for the civil service’s DDaT profession, Holly Ellis, about how the mantra of ‘do things once’ is being applied to help departments hire and train digital talent
Director of digital student life Tom Wright tells PublicTechnology about how the university’s approach to social media is led by students
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.
No way of determining value or efficacy of Universal Credit – but DWP has ‘no practical alternative’ but to press on, NAO concludes
Auditors acknowledge some progress has been made in the last five years and department insists programme is providing value
No current plans to update service that only works consistently on long-retired browser that cannot be downloaded onto Android and Apple products
Report from Parliament Street think tank shows explosion in number of smartphones and tablets registered as part of programme
Richard Blanford of Fordway believes there is scope for much more growth in shared services if local authorities focus on working with each other
While GDPR is right to provide individuals with greater control over how their information is used, the benefits of sharing data should not be overlooked, believes Rose Lasko-Skinner of Reform
The public sector needs to be careful it does not fall foul of citizens’ growing disquiet about how their data is used and by whom, according to PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall