Budget constraints and practicalities might prevent councils from making large-scale changes to their IT systems. But, says Richard Whomes, even the smallest steps to modernisation can make a big impact.
Study claims that 850,000 jobs could be lost to automation by 2030 and suggests that public servants’ patience is running thin over delays to digitisation.
The Government Digital Service is to carry out research into the needs of GOV.UK’s international users and understand how they might change as the UK negotiates its exit from the European Union.
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.
The government has created a new director general position for digital and media in a bid to boost the UK’s digital economy, appointing former British ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould to the role.
The Office for National Statistics has named Tom Smith, the co-founder of an Oxford data science spin-out company, the managing director of its new data science campus.
The government has hailed its work to create data registers as a major milestone in its move towards improving transparency, as set out in its action plan on open government.
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.
Local government needs to move away from piloting digital services on the periphery of their work and focus on building digital in from the start, a conference has heard.
The team behind the government’s identity assurance scheme are working on tech to allow users to pause their verification process in a bid to encourage more people to create identities.
MPs have urged the government to set a strategy to deal with the ethics and technology associated with rapid advances in artificial intelligence and robotics.
The UK’s tax authority is seeking a director to lead its IT transformation and cloud strategy at a salary of £140,000.
Three-quarters of policing and crime websites lack secure connections, according to a study from the Centre for Public Safety.
The government needs to offer much more clarity on how it plans to up departmental data sharing in its Digital Economy Bill, MPs have been told.
Paul Maltby, the Government Digital Service’s director of data, has become the latest in a line of senior leaders to leave the service.
The Government Digital Service is continuing its recruitment drive – as its Platform as a Service team resorts to hand signals in ‘frustrating’ team meetings.
Labour MP Louise Haigh has been named shadow minister for the digital economy, just a day before the government’s Digital Economy Bill enters the committee stage.
A lack of resources and difficulties with supplier adoption are preventing local authorities from making proper use of e-invoicing, a study has said.
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council has set out plans to bring all digital activity under one roof in a new digital strategy.
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.
The Scottish government is advertising for a chief digital officer for social security for the second time this year as it gains control of benefit systems.
The slow roll-out of the government’s identity assurance programme Verify is holding the UK’s progress towards e-government back, according to Cagemini.