The creation of the Crown Commercial Service was poorly executed and slow take up of centralised purchasing by departments means it only manages one-fifth of the spending it was expected to, a review by MPs has found.
A digital front door: Cornwall council’s plan to make up for underinvestment and a failed supplier partnership
At the start of the year, Cornwall Council’s cabinet approved an £18m digital improvement plan...
The Government Digital Service will this month run a project to improve council tax systems for users, start work on a beta version of content on importing goods and improve its publishing application programming interface.
The creation of regional mayors in England could be an opportunity for big data projects, and local authority leaders should be at the forefront, according to Socitm.
NHS England’s first national whistleblowing policy to help health professionals raise concerns will have knock-on effects across the public sector. Ben Western of Software Europe takes a look at how it will affect IT management.
The UK collected £200 million less vehicle tax in the six months after the paper tax disc was abolished, in comparison to the previous year.
An EU policy forum on digital entrepreneurship has emphasised the role that cities and regions have to play in digital transformation.
Local authorities’ use of digital technologies in adult social care is to be assessed as part of an inquiry by MPs.
Public sector reforms are stalling because of a lack of technological expertise and a failure to encourage innovation, according to centre-right think tank Policy Exchange.
Dominic Campbell, founder of FutureGov, is to chair a local public services board to improve engagement between local government and the tech industry.
Digital transformation projects that lack long-term resourcing and buy-in from council leaders risk being isolated and unsustainable, the Local Government Association has said.
Microsoft makes the case for local councils to move to the cloud
European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli has said that the Privacy Shield agreement is not robust enough to withstand future legal scrutiny.
The UK’s digital public services have slipped to 16th place among the 28 European Union member states, according to a new survey.
A key eurosceptic has claimed victory in a battle to limit the promotion of government websites relating to the forthcoming EU referendum.
The government is not providing the digital skills or the infrastructure needed to make their own Universal Credit programme work, says Chi Onwurah.
The government is to bring forward plans to tighten up the inspection of fire and rescue service in England, home secretary Theresa May has said.
The government has announced the launch of the first phase of a £3.9m Big Data initiative – aimed at improving the quality of life in five UK cities.
The Government Digital Service was initially seen as a "counter-cultural" force by civil servants who feared it might undermine their jobs, according to Baroness Martha Lane-Fox, the tech entrepreneur who was instrumental in setting it up.
The government has announced that it will introduce legislation to ease the sharing of data held by public bodies.
The Scottish Government has launched its Digital First Service Standard for online services to be provided by the mygov.scot platform.
A new guide from the public finance watchdog says the government currently spends around £225bn a year on contracts with private and third-sector providers, and says significant work is required to make the contract work effective, ensure it meets service standards, and...
Dell Corporation will be paid £820,000 to wind down the Government Gateway citizen identification system, as it is replaced by GOV.UK Verify.