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
Sally Collier, chief executive of the Crown Commercial Service, says that procurement changes are at the heart of public service reform.
Government executive director of digital Mike Bracken says he has no capacity to run a local but points to ways councils can benefit from his unit’s work.
A local government ICT professional network has launched a directory to help councils find others which are working on similar projects in order to aid collaboration and efficiency.
Sunderland City Council has awarded a contract to build a new “intelligence hub” aimed at crunching data to help target efficiency savings of £100m.
Chi Onwurah MP, shadow Cabinet Office minister has been confirmed as keynote speaker at this year’s Socitm annual conference.
The government has released a set of standards setting out open source file formats which will be the new standard for government bodies.
The European Commission is planning to build a data portal to allow the public to access and compare all data published by public bodies in the European Union.
Local government spent more than £2.5bn with external suppliers during 2013, according to new figures released today.
Councils must show a business plan outlining a return of 1.5 to one to be eligible for funds from a new £240m pot to encourage health data sharing.
Paolo Vecchi takes issue with a recent report which claimed that open source solutions are failing to catch on with local authorities.
Open source technology has failed to catch on with local government and is not necessarily cheaper than proprietary software, according to a new report.
A taskforce into digital skills established by Labour leader Ed Miliband is seeking views on how the UK can boost the ICT capabilities of employees.
A programme to use digital dashboards to analyse council service delivery is to expand after its initial work identified opportunities to reduce failure demand.
The government is inviting applications for millions of pounds to allow public sector bodies to release more data to the public, including for ICT infrastructure.
LocalGov Digital, the local government ICT practitioner network, has launched a sub-network for digital designers and developers working on council services.
Despite the rising tide of economic optimism, local government organisations are set to continue to see budget reductions throughout the year.