Home Office admits some immigration data ‘only held on paper’

22 January 2020

Department is unable to share information on numbers of asylum applicants granted right to work as case files are only in hard-copy or other non-reportable formats

Report finds ‘warning signs of government becoming less open’

21 January 2020

Annual study from Institute for Government flags up patchy approach to transparency and ‘mixed’ progress on digital transformation

North Lanarkshire’s plan for a future-proof council

9 January 2020

With ambitious plans for digital infrastructure, online services, and cloud migration, one local authority has a busy year ahead. Gill Hitchcock reports.

The biggest government tech stories of 2019 – part two

31 December 2019

Completing our 2019 round-up with the rundown of the five biggest stories of the year

Why ‘changes in technology and society’ prompted a review of Scottish FOI laws

27 December 2019

The Scottish Information Commissioner discusses the impact to date of freedom of information legislation and how he wants the law to operate in the future

Access all areas – inside GDS’s accessibility empathy lab

23 December 2019

The digital agency is aiming to raise awareness of the issues faced by many citizens and ensure that their physical or cognitive conditions are no barrier to using government’s online services. PublicTechnology went along to find out more.


EXCL: Councils across UK in race to update four in 10 PCs as Windows 7 death knell nears

18 December 2019

PublicTechnology research reveals that, as authorities entered the last weeks of Windows 7 support, vast swathes of their computers were still running the decade-old OS

Local government transformation needs leadership support and understanding

22 January 2020

If councils wish to make their digital ambitions a reality, senior managers need to familiarise themselves with digital ways of working and the role they should play, believes Alex Yedigaroff of dxw

Data must be treated as a national asset

10 January 2020

An information monopoly is a danger that must be taken seriously, argues Simon Hansford of UKCloud

Cummings' Whitehall transformation must put people at the centre of policy and delivery

19 December 2019

Any government reform must empower policymakers to consider the needs of both citizens and their digital colleagues, according to Sam Menter of Mace&Menter

Council collaboration catches on

5 December 2019

Georgina Maratheftis of techUK runs through a busy and productive month of partnerships for the local authority digital and technology sector

The greatest glitch in government

8 November 2019

In 2017, the NHS was the most high-profile victim of an international cyberattack. With the imminent phasing-out of support for Windows 7, Guinevere Poncia asks how government institutions are keeping pace with cyberthreats 

How digitisation helped the DWP make child maintenance easier for separated parents

4 November 2019

Improving its online offering has enabled the department to make life easier for citizens and its own staff. Lead delivery manager Alan Soulsby talks us through the project.