Digital chief lifts lid on how HMRC pulled off the biggest tax change in 70 years without anyone noticing
Interim CDIO Mike Potter also discusses how the department is leading the way on mobile apps and blockchain, and why he wants a tax service built around life events
The government’s Common Technology Services team is pitching itself as a central support and advice service for departments exiting both large and small IT contracts.
HMRC has said that it is "committed to Verify as the single identification service for individuals" after it emerged that the department is developing a separate identity assurance programme to the government's flagship GOV.UK Verify platform.
HMRC has said that it will develop its identity assurance solution to replace Government Gateway when it ends in March 2018 – rather than using the government’s flagship GOV.UK Verify.
The government's transformation strategy needs buy-in from the political top brass to drive the radical culture change that underpins the plan, writes PublicTechnology editor Rebecca Hill.
Data privacy and lack of skills preventing public sector from making the most of digital, survey says
Senior managers in the public sector have said that data privacy, security and increasing regulations are all barriers to their organisations benefitting from mobile and digital technologies, according to a survey.
The Government Digital Service has launched a service toolkit that aims to be a one stop shop for service design resources.
Members of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee have called on the government to explain why the digital strategy “continues to be a work-in-progress” almost a year after it was first due.
A former NHS IT director at a Surrey NHS trust who accepted bribes in exchange for the award of IT contracts has been jailed for three and a half years.
A third of UK council websites have not passed the first stage of Socitm’s annual test to assess their accessibility to people with disabilities.
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has chosen Atos to be its primary ICT contractor as the company expands its work with the UK’s health sector.
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.
The Government Digital Service is to start a user research project on the development and use of open source code in government, including plans to “fill in the gaps” in open source guidance.
Less than half of UK local authorities’ websites have good or very good information for people planning to carry out a building project – and some are using web pages as a “hard sell” for council services, a survey has said.
A secure cross-Whitehall WiFi service will be available in government buildings in early 2017 as part of private beta testing, the Government Digital Service has announced.
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 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.
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.