Government tech chief looks to bring more policy and delivery pros into digital roles

23 September 2021

Joanna Davinson says digital function is working with HR colleagues to promote greater movement between disciplines

NHS app users top 16 million as uptake boosts organ donor registrations

23 September 2021

Download spike also prompts rise in digital prescriptions and use of technology to book GP appointments

NAO cites ageing IT and lack of automation in £1bn pension underpayment

23 September 2021

A total of 134,000 people were underpaid by DWP, with complex rules and a widespread need for manual reviews pegged by auditors as a main cause

CCS unveils £4bn digital transformation framework

21 September 2021

New procurement vehicle for limited number of suppliers will sit alongside long-standing Digital Outcomes and Specialists

Cabinet reshuffle: What does it mean for digital government?

22 September 2021

Julia Lopez, the minister responsible for GDS and CDDO, has moved departments – but the digital divisions may now receive more attention from the top of the Cabinet Office

‘Unsettling and very stressful’ – Home Office letter warns settled EU citizens of benefit cut-off

8 September 2021

Following a government ‘data-matching exercise’ recipients of a recent government mail-out were warned they could be stripped of rights and payments – despite already holding settled status. PublicTechnology investigates. 

What next for the NHS GP data collection scheme?

1 September 2021

Today was supposed to mark the commencement of data-gathering for the controversial GPDPR scheme – but plans are now on hold. PublicTechnology recaps the story so far.

Will government reconsider digital-only status for EU nationals?

11 August 2021

Having hitherto steadfastly maintained its opposition to issuing physical documents to recipients of EU settled status, the Home Office recently met with campaigners to listen to new proposals. PublicTechnology finds out more.

Cyber Week: what now for the UK’s data-protection regime?

16 July 2021

The EU may have granted its former member state adequacy, but there will be many more issues to resolve in the coming years

‘Location is no longer an arbiter of trust’ – what the future of work means for security

15 July 2021

PublicTechnology catches up with Richard Meeus from Akamai to discuss how the events of the past year have changed not only how organisations work, but how they protect their workforce

App-based freedoms and the relentless battle for cybersecurity

3 September 2021

As our movements increasingly depend on using our smartphones to demonstrate status, we need to ensure technology is secure, according to Dr Sarah Morris, of Cranfield University.

The stigma needs to be removed from cyberattacks

13 July 2021

The secrecy and shame associated with cyber incidents needs to be rethought, believes PublicTechnology editor Sam Trendall

How can the government innovation strategy position the UK for success?

30 June 2021

The upcoming government plan should rethink the UK’s R&D system and use public procurement to support innovative companies, according to Neil Ross of techUK

Big Tech politics, blurred lines, and power: why the government must take back control

25 June 2021

Online platforms and the major public cloud firms have great – and growing – power. Authorities must now make sure this comes with the requisite responsibility, according to Simon Hansford of UKCloud

SMEs have limited trust in government procurement

9 June 2021

An annual survey from techUK shows that significant barriers remain for smaller firms wishing to supply government, according to Henry Rex

Online safety: How police, public sector and tech firms have reached a data-sharing stalemate

21 May 2021

With the Online Safety Bill now published, former police superintendent Iain Donnelly writes for PublicTechnology on the challenges that need to be overcome in order to ensure the law’s efficacy