David Norgrove writes to ask parties to make sure their campaign materials don’t mislead the public
Whitehall is reluctant to give away powers because it still views local government with "contempt", according to the former minister tasked with giving London its own mayor.
Janet Hughes, programme director of the Government Digital Service's flagship Verify identity assurance scheme, has become the latest senior digital leader to announce her departure from the civil service.
Small businesses and self-employed will be exempted from new plans to make tax reporting 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The Ministry of Justice has published a set of nine principles it will stick to as it updates outdated hardware that is making work difficult for employees.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 Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed that Kevin Cunnington’s role of director-general for business transformation will not be replaced following his move to the Government Digital Service.
The government has announced that its payment system GOV.UK Pay is compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.
High-profile social care reviews have highlighted the need for comprehensive record-keeping. James Foley, vice-president for customer experience at BT smartnumbers, asks whether the electronic recording of meetings could improve trust between clients and social workers.
‘I don’t buy into the idea that Tech City is taking over’: Tech North’s new leader on autonomy, councils and northern humbleness
What can the body charged with boosting the tech industry in the north of England offer local government? According to its new director Richard Gregory, a lot. Rebecca Hill reports.
Former Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has said that he would improve Whitehall’s IT and technology much more quickly if he had his five year’s in the role again.
The GOV.UK Notify system is to start sending messages to people applying for student finance and UK visas as part of the government’s invite-only public beta testing.
The communications regulator Ofcome has said that BT’s Openreach should become a distinct company with its own board as part of reforms aimed at improving work to expand broadband coverage in the UK.
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.
The public has become more amenable to allowing the government access to online accounts like Facebook and PayPal in order to help it verify who they are, according to research by the Open Identity Exchange.
The Government Digital Service is updating its content operating model and plans to rollout the new version as early as April 2017.
The Government Digital Service’s technology group is planning to change the way it works to make better use of existing data, expertise and discovery projects.
BT Openreach’s lack of transparency over the cost and deployment plans for the Broadband Delivery UK programme is stifling local competition, the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee has said.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is looking for innovative ICT solutions for its £1-67-billion UnITy programme to replace its existing long-term IT contracts.
Matt Hancock faces calls to clarify the implications of Brexit on the digital economy in his new role as minister for culture, communications and creative industries.
Pursuing digital strategies is a key part of helping councils become self-sufficient through increased commercial activity, according to a new report.
HMRC needs to stay committed to meeting its goals as it faces one of its most challenging years yet in its efforts to become one of the world’s most digitally-advanced tax administrations, the National Audit Office has said.
Elizabeth Denham, former commissioner at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia in Canada, will take over as the UK's information commissioner on Monday, 18 July.