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.


Scottish Government inverts tech procurement to help public sector buy ‘what you do not know exists’

23 March 2018

The CivTech scheme starts with a problem, not a solution, and encourages public sector agencies to work with start-ups and entrepreneurs to develop ideas

Drones and the city of the future

15 March 2018

Nesta’s Flying High Challenge is working with five UK cities to explore the use of drones in the delivery of public services. PublicTechnology talks to programme manager Nishita Dewan to find out more


Opening up NHS data across Scotland

8 March 2018

NHS National Services Scotland’s data chiefs tell Gill Hitchcock about a mobile-friendly platform to give clinicians, policymakers, and patients up-to-date access to healthcare information


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.


Border Force seeks head of digital passenger services

23 March 2018

Role comes with pay packet of up to £87,000 and remit to oversee rollout of ePassport gates

CCS to launch Digital Outcomes and Specialists 3 this summer

23 March 2018

After G-Cloud 10 launch was brought forward, procurement agency confirms agile development framework will follow suit

GP contract promises improved data-collection service and £10m for e-referral uptake

22 March 2018

Doctors also set 30% target for amount of patients using online services


Protecting data is key to countering violent extremism online

18 March 2018

Businesses, the government, and citizens must work together to help combat the spread of online hate, according to Charles Kriel of Corsham Institute

Technology must be embedded into frontline policing

13 March 2018

Sarah Timmis of think tank Reform discusses how digital can have a transformational impact for the emergency services

Is the public sector ready for the Web Accessibility Directive?

9 March 2018

Bryn Anderson of Siteimprove introduces the incoming EU legislation that will require all government entities to make their online homes more accessible