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.
In his first press briefing since taking over at the Government Digital Service, Kevin Cunnington has indicated plans for lighter spend controls, a greater national presence – and perhaps a farewell to bunting.
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 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.
The Government Digital Service is continuing its recruitment drive – as its Platform as a Service team resorts to hand signals in ‘frustrating’ team meetings.
The Government Digital Service has created a template to create Whitehall promotional campaign websites that follows the GOV.UK design principles.
RNIB inclusion guru Steve Tyler tells Gill Hitchcock that it makes sense for councils to build accessibility into their digital services.
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.
The Government Digital Service’s director of data has said that in keeping an up-to-date framework for data use, government must look beyond privacy and consent rules from the retail sector.
Local government digital officers have said that councils need to be more honest about poor products from big suppliers and work together to demand change.
The Ministry of Justice has set out plans to continuously review internal products, in an effort “revolutionise” service standard assessment.
Treasury Committee chair Andrew Tyrie has urged chancellor Philip Hammond to consider delaying implementation of HMRC's Making Tax Digital plans in order to get them right.
Debra Maxwell, chief executive officer for customer relationship management and public sector at Arvato, looks at how big data can help local authorities bring in more revenue.
Councils must not let the local government Digital Service Standard become another set of principles that "gets shoved in a drawer” and isn’t made a reality, a conference has heard.
Local government is struggling to keep up with the pace of change in technologies and true digitisation is at risk of being held back by poor leadership, according to Tower Hamlet’s head of ICT.
Major reform programme aims to see all cases started online, with some completed entirely online, as government pushes for fully-digital justice system.
The annual report of the government’s digital health body the National Information Board has set out 33 programmes of work to help digitise the NHS, stressing that public trust is crucial for success.
Cabinet Office minister Ben Gummer has said he has been “frustrated” by rumours about the demise of the Government Digital Service, and hinted that the long-delayed digital strategy could be out within weeks.
The Department of Health has announced an academy to train NHS staff in digital skills along with a suite of new digital services for patients in an effort to fast-track the NHS’ move to digitisation.
Universal Credit: Poor planning and lack of ‘agile’ expertise major factors in disastrous start, says report
Over-ambitious time-tabling and changes to Whitehall IT project rules almost ended Universal Credit, but the programme is now on the road to recovery, according to a report from the Institute for Government.
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.
“Our country was like a start-up”: Lessons from Estonia and why true e-government requires trust and buy-in
As the UK government pushes its digital transformation agenda, PublicTechnology looks at how other countries have forged ahead. According to an Estonian e-governance expert, identification systems are crucial. Rebecca Hill reports.