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.


Martyn Wallace

'Councils have to change': Scottish local government CDO Martyn Wallace has big plans for his new role

25 October 2016

Just a month into his new job as chief digital officer for the 28 Scottish councils that have pooled their digital resources, Martyn Wallace already has big plans for his team.


Lessons from Seoul: How eGovernment can drive citizen engagement

14 October 2016

Scott Moore, business analyst for the Scottish Improvement Service, won a Socitm scholarship to research digital public service trend in Seoul during the summer. Here he looks back on he learnt during his summer investigating the city’s digital transformation.

Chan Cheow Hoe, Singapore GovTech

Cracking the ‘us versus them’ mentality: Singapore’s GovTech CIO on digital services for the masses

7 October 2016

This week saw the official launch of the Singapore’s dedicated government tech agency GovTech. Rebecca Hill spoke to the organisation’s chief information officer Chan Cheow Hoe about the issues facing government digital services and how his team is addressing them.


Public Accounts Committee to scrutinise government data protection

28 October 2016

The Public Accounts Committee has launched an inquiry into the government protection of information off the back of a damning report from the National Audit Office.

Home Office, Marsham Street

Home Office extends Fujistu contract to ‘smooth transition’ to new services

28 October 2016

The Home Office has extended its multi-million pound IT contract with Fujitsu until April 2018.


Andy Beale latest GDS senior leader to quit

27 October 2016

In the latest high-profile departure from the Government Digital Service, Andy Beale will be stepping down as chief technology officer in December.


Autonomous vehicle

UK must not let progress on autonomous vehicles be derailed by lack of public support

28 October 2016

As the UK moves closer to seeing autonomous vehicles on its roads, Antonios Tsourdos, an engineer at Cranfield University, says the government must not forget the importance of public acceptance of the technology.

David Walker

If position in the civil service is everything, where does digital really sit?

26 October 2016

As the UK’s first director general for digital heads for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, and the Government Digital Service struggles to maintain its footing at the centre, David Walker asks what the reality is for government digital.


Latest healthcare network could transform NHS services - but more comuncation is needed

20 October 2016

Gareth Ricketts, the health sector lead for Updata, says the new health and social care network has the potential to transform NHS services for the future - but first there needs to be more communication of the change.