Existing social media platforms aren’t providing effective political engagement, because they weren’t designed to, says David Evans, director of policy and community at the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
The prime minister’s announcement of a general election on 8 June comes as influential House of Commons committee urges thorough stress-testing of Register to Vote website
Survey finds public sector isn’t making the most of digital, with costs, culture and legacy systems identified as major barriers to transformation
Government to test ‘model contracts’ in a bid to bring procurement into the digital age
Company to provide a range of cloud and IT services as part of the Met’s technology transformation programme
MPs slam government for lack of clear technical leadership and contingency planning to deal with website collapse
Mental health trusts to spend £70m on innovative digital services and systems
Dedicated mobile health space will allow developers to test their tools, as NHS Digital Apps Library goes live
In three weeks, voters in Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool get to choose new mayors, but you’d be hard pushed to find much mention of tech in their manifestos, says David Walker. He asks if there’s a reason for their seemingly half-hearted approach to IT...
Tax authority offers £180,000 for digital DG some six months after Mark Dearnley headed back to the private sector
Department to replace enterprise resource planning system, business intelligence tool and payroll system with integrated cloud-based system called Metis
Two senior appointments complete refreshed management team
All-Wales digital services framework to provide a range of ICT solutions
‘You’re always competing with something’: EY’s global lead for government on recruitment in a digital age
Ageing governments across the world are crying out for an injection of fresh talent. EY's George Atalla tells Rebecca Hill that they have plenty to offer - but need to change their approach.
Peers anticipate some ping-pong as ‘Christmas tree’ bill returns to the Commons
Finding new ways to publish public information has turned Torfaen Council into a local government social media leader. Gill Hitchcock reports.
Peers: Government needs a credible NHS innovation strategy - and should penalise those that don’t engage
Damning House of Lords report on long-term sustainability of the NHS calls for ‘strong leadership and a radical culture shift’ to incentivise innovation and improve public engagement over use of patient data
Liaison Committee announces decisions on new committees, as failed application for ad hoc inquiry into national identity cards questioned
GovStart programme gives small companies the chance to learn from GDS leaders past and present and access part of £320bn global market
Committee chairman asks to see contingency plans for replacement of existing customs programme as doubt is cast on readiness for Brexit
Analysis comes amid reports that the contractors behind HMRC’s own tax status assessment tool are set to leave the public sector because of the clampdown
Taxonomy sets out career paths and capabilities for 37 roles