Interview: Conservative peer Chris Holmes calls for a considered but can-do attitude from government on blockchain
Two sides to the BitCoin? Conservative peer Chris Holmes talks to Rebecca Hill about being positive about blockchain’s potential for public services without seeing it as a ‘wonder drug’.
The government’s timeline for implementing plans to digitise record keeping and reporting of tax is “wholly unrealistic” and should be delayed until at least 2019-20, the House of Commons Treasury Committee has said.
Governments need to stop relying on outsourcing and make sure they have competent public servants who can deal with technology, the former leader of the Australia’s Digital Transformation Office has said.
The prime minister Theresa May has announced plans to improve online advice and information on mental health and increase the use of digitally assisted therapies.
The cross-government network for civil servants specialising in procurement is recruiting for a number of senior digital and technology roles for people, including the position of commercial director of IT for HMRC.
The association of IT and digital professionals in local government has announced its plans for 2017 research and policy projects.
As the New Year approaches, PublicTechnology takes a look at what we might expect in the world of digital government in 2017.
Police forces need to increase their use of online crime reporting tools, live-streaming videos and adoption of cloud-based systems, TechUK has said.techUK estimates the cost of police time spent on low level crime reporting to be £130m a year.3
The UK’s tax authority will introduce an online system for businesses to register to its anti-money laundering schemes next year.
A former director of ICT at a Surrey NHS trust has pleaded guilty to corruption after receiving payments to award a contract worth £950,000 to a supplier.
Scottish social care providers must not wait for the limitations of analogue telecare to appear before adopting digital
With current approaches to Scotland’s social services labelled unsustainable, and health care similarly under pressure, Tom Morton of Communicare247 urges providers to realise the potential for digital technology now.
What opportunities could there be for digital n the UK as it exits the European Union? Digital consultant William Perrin is on a mission to find out. Here, he tells PublicTechnology about his latest research project.
The Government Digital Service has said that the meaning of the buzzwords and phrases it uses have faded as the people who came up with them have left the service.
The number of NHS trusts being targeted by cyber attacks is on the rise, with reports indicating that at least 28 were hit by ransomware in the past year.
The Secret Intelligence Service MI6 is reported to be recruiting almost 1,000 new staff in response to rapid changes in technology and increasing amounts of digital information.
CIPFA examines what can be done to stem the rise of procurement fraud
MPs have slammed poor data-sharing practices within the UK’s healthcare systems and urged the Department of Health to review NHS Digital’s role in linking health and social care data.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has said that London Borough of Redbridge Council needs to make considerable improvements to its data protection practices.
The Crown Commercial Service spent £700,000 on its Digital Transformation Programme during 2015/16, a cost which contributed to a deficit of £8.6m.
More work is needed to establish the costs and savings from extending the government’s identity verification service to local government, according to the Government Digital Service.
An anti-fraud partnership between London councils has appointed the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) to provide data analytics.
Cambridgeshire County Council has been warned that it could be breaching the law because it cannot currently delete records held on its children, family and adults systems.