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
Sooraj Shah looks at the benefits of AR and VR, and asks whether councils should be spending taxpayers’ money on the emerging technologies so soon.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has launched a manifesto for digital democracy across the UK, mooting online voting and a single, secure identity for people to access public services.
The government’s Common Technology Services has urged civil servants to join technology communities, promising them greater influence in decision-making, in a move to boost collaboration.
The government has urged police, fire and rescue forces to boost collaboration on procurement as data published yesterday shows more could be done to cut costs.
Joe Kim, chief technology officer at IT monitoring and management tools developer SolarWinds, looks at the scale of the problem faced by healthcare organisers handling ever-increasing amounts of data and offers five ways they can tackle it.
The Government Digital Service has published a revised version of the Technology Code of Practice that departments must use when designing, building or buying digital services.
Transport for London has added data from the night tube – which ran for the first time on Friday – to its Application Program Interface to allow travel apps to use it.
The government is looking for private sector suppliers to join a new £700m framework for records management, including services to convert paper records to digital.
The Ministry of Justice has published a set of nine principles it will stick to as it updates outdated hardware that is making work difficult for employees.
The government has announced that its payment system GOV.UK Pay is compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.
Warren Smith, interim director of the Digital Marketplace programme at the Government Digital Service, has been officially given the position full-time.
HMRC’s chief digital officer Mark Dearnley is to leave the department when his contract runs out in September, it has been announced.
Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS trust has chosen provider MCSA to revamp its IT infrastructure in a bid to save money and make backing-up records more reliable.
Around 18 months ago, senior leaders at Wigan Council decided to take digital seriously. Since then the authority has won multiple awards for its transformation. Rebecca Hill asks Alison McKenzie-Folan, deputy chief executive director for customer transformation, about the journey.
Council IT chiefs tell Sooraj Shah that, although the Internet of Things has huge potential for local government, it’s still early days for the technology.
A training programme to help vulnerable people how to use the internet to access healthcare services has saved the NHS as much as £6 million in avoided GP and A&E visits in a year, according to a report published by the Tinder Foundation.
At the end of last year, the charity doteveryone launched its heatmap of digital exclusion across the UK to help communities take control of the situation. But where is the project now, and have councils paid attention? Rebecca Hill reports.
Public authorities will be granted more powers to share their data with other bodies through proposals set out in the Digital Economy Bill, which was laid before Parliament yesterday.
Local government lacks the understanding, budgets and leadership to create smart cities, a report has said.
An audit of gov.uk domains has identified more than 1,000 breaches of government guidance and has led to the closure of 471 local government domains.
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has made more than 11,000 datasets open for anyone to access, use and share, exceeding a self-imposed target set last year.