The government has not achieved predicted savings through shared purchasing of common goods and services due to “overambitious targets, poor planning, inadequate data and lack of buy in”, a report has said.
The UK’s tax authority will introduce an online system for businesses to register to its anti-money laundering schemes next year.
The Government Digital Service has launched a recruitment drive for a product manager for the government’s catalogue of open data, data.gov.uk.
Just 39% of metropolitan councils provide a good or very good service for people to apply for housing online, according to the latest results from Socitm’s Better Connected survey.
Transport for London’s latest five-year business plan has set out how it will make better use of data to make journeys easier, including a new open data partnership with Google.
The team in charge of content on the government’s flagship GOV.UK site is planning to cut its frontend templates from 140 down to 10.
The Government Digital Service has saved Whitehall almost £4bn through improved digital services since March 2012, but new figures show a slowdown in year-on-year savings.
Developers are missing out discussions on cyber security risks because they are too hard, slow and expensive, according to the National Cyber Security Centre.
Digital transformation will be the biggest priority for public sector chief finance officers over the next five years, according to a survey by consultancy EY.
Three-quarters of GOV.UK content is looked at by less than 10 people a month, according to figures from the Government Digital Service.
Local authorities are being asked to partner in the development of a service that will manage and monitor people’s consent to data-sharing, in a bid to ease compliance with new European Union data protection rules.
The government’s digital transformation strategy must identify the trade-offs the Government Digital Service will be expected to make in implementing the work, the Institute for Government has said.
Fewer than 5% of public sector domains have adopted more secure standards for emails to reduce phishing, according to the National Cyber Security Centre.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has named former British High Commissioner to Malta Rob Luke as its new deputy commissioner for policy.
Political leaders need to become more digitally savvy if they are to properly represent the electorate, digital inclusion charity Doteveryone has said.
MPs have voiced concerns about the extent to which HMRC is relying on new digital services to reduce demand at its call centres – without a backup plan.
The Government Digital Service has extended Digital Outcomes and Specialists past its closing date of 2 December.
Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service is looking for a delivery partner for its £1bn digital overhaul of the UK’s justice system.
The Land Registry has chosen Kainos to build it a single digital register for disparate local authority registers of restrictions on land or property across England.
Councils need to identify and develop leaders that will offer staff support, rather than control, if they want to succeed at public service reform, according to a report.
Teams building government digital services will have regular visits from an assessor during development under a new approach to standards assessment being trialled by the Government Digital Service.