DWP’s ‘serious IT challenges’ pegged as key cause of disparity in benefits system during coronavirus crisis
Chair of arm’s-length body praises government response but identifies lower payments for...
This year's DL100 shortlist sees Defra’s fishing licence service competing with DWP’s Check Your State Pension and Scottish government’s CivTech initiatives for digital public service innovation of the year
Last week’s local elections saw a swing to the Conservatives, with a few successes for Labour in the city mayoral polls. But, if the political landscape has shifted, David Walker says it remains to be seen if local government tech will move beyond business as usual.
Advert for team of six with a £600,000 budget comes as former privacy adviser calls for a total review and reset of the government’s identity assurance services
Think tank warns that Home Office systems are a “long way from a fully digital service” that is needed to deal with the surge of permanent residency applications from EU nationals as the UK leaves the union
Project plans include using distributed ledger technology to give healthcare workers secure access to biometric data from wearables
Board papers reveal a lack of sufficient funding for the plan and that original business case underestimated time for software suppliers to gain accreditation
Scoping exercise launched for an organisation to cut down duplication and add value to a tech ecosystem that ‘drifts too readily’ towards tech solutions in search of problems
Job offered at £107,000 as London Office for Data Analytics pilot indicates initial successes
Jerry Fishenden fires parting shot at Cabinet Office for lack of support and engagement after six years on the government’s Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group
Commentators say scale of work was ‘underestimated’ by both sides - but smaller scale pilots offer opportunity to boost collaboration between central and local government
Election 2017: Party manifestos urged to focus on IT systems for Brexit and championing digital leadership
As parliament dissolves and the date of the poll marches closer, parties of all colours are working up their manifestos. Rebecca Hill asks what they could, or should, have in store for tech.
Shake-up at top of Government Digital Service becomes more apparent as former director of digital engagement Wendy Coello announces new role at the Co-op
TechUK says act lays ‘good groundwork’ for transforming government use of data
Eduserv report finds that just 3% of local government HR leaders rate digital literacy of frontline staff as ‘good’ - and that traditional, formal training programmes might not be the best option
Report says tax authority’s plan doesn’t take into account potential changes in technology or the shift to provide services through digital channels
G-Cloud contract term to be extended from two to four years as Socitm president says Crown Commercial Service “is really listening” to local government
Government rejects peers’ amendment to boost minimum level to 30 Mbps, citing “serious concerns” about ability to deliver on that speed
Machine Learning report says the government needs to recognise the value of public sector data and properly balance this against concerns about privacy and access
Finance Bill debate raises concerns over tax authority’s IR35 calculator
Research vice president says public sector needs to embrace start-ups and move workforce out of low-value repetitive roles
Wash-up period sees government compromise to rush crucial tax legislation through House of Commons today