Camden councillor Theo Blackwell’s research finds most councillors are positive about technology but warns that delivery will lag behind without a clear framework for transformation
Digital technology offer charities a wealth of options. But Tris Lumley of think-tank New Philanthropy Capital says that they should heed advice from the Government Digital Service and take user-centric approach to transformation.
Fear of being penalised for failings with local service redesigns is stopping councils from fully sharing their experiences with peer organisations, according to a new study by the Institute for Government.
North Yorkshire County Council has agreed to procure a delivery partner to increase its superfast broadband coverage to 96% of homes by 2019.
Privatising the Land Registry could create a “real and unavoidable tension” between the profitability of privatised operations and the government’s open data ambitions, Bernard Jenkin, the chairman of the public administration committee, has said.
Chi Onwurah, shadow minister for the digital economy, has called on the government to establish a joined-up data ethics framework - and not to lose focus because of Brexit.
Sajid Javid, former business secretary, has been appointed communities and local government secretary in Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle.
A straw poll session at this year’s Socitm Spring Conference revealed some uncomfortable insights on the state of digital transformation across the UK public sector. Mel Ross looks at what’s to be done.
The think tank ResPublica has called for the creation of a northern digital service to provide a shared platform for automating council services across the region.
Communities and local government secretary Greg Clark has promised local authorities a seat at the Brexit negotiating table.
Whitehall is granting councils more and more freedom, but David Walker argues that they might be facing more than they have bargained – or budgeted - for.
The managing director of Wolverhampton City Council has been ordered to sign a commitment to improve staff data-protection training after recent incidents in which sensitive employee information were inadvertently disclosed
Telecommunications giant BT has been picked as the sole supplier for a pan-London ICT procurement framework that will be open to most of the public sector and worth up to £200m.
Digital transformation projects that lack long-term resourcing and buy-in from council leaders risk being isolated and unsustainable, the Local Government Association has said.
Six councils have signed up to a fraud and error review service provided by the technology company CapacityGrid.
Central Edinburgh is to get free Wi-Fi and improved mobile phone coverage after the City of Edinburgh Council signed a deal for a new network in the city centre.
River Clyde Housing is to test the Internet of Things with a new project that will install sensors on a housing estate.
The Greater London Authority is working on a secure, private version of its London Datastore that will allow boroughs to share sensitive information to help improve services.
Local authorities must demand open access to data generated via service contracts if they are to maximise the potential benefits of the smart cities agenda, the Socitm spring conference heard.
The difference between incremental service change and wholesale digital transformation is poorly understood in local government, according to a straw poll at Socitm’s spring conference.
Local authorities in England face at least a dozen distinct barriers to fully harnessing the power of digital service-delivery, according to research presented at Socitm’s spring conference.
Advances in the video game industry that have built customer-engagement and provided a rich source of data for developers can be emulated by councils, Socitm’s spring conference has heard.