In a bid to help him cut departmental spending by £20bn, Chancellor George Osborne is turning to the public sector for money saving ideas. read more ..
The 20th edition of the LGC Awards are open for nominations, with a new category of the Digital Council of the Year available, sponsored by Agilisys. read more ..
Leeds City Council has partnered with Virgin Media, which will provide a £40 million investment to boost ultrafast broadband rollout in the region. read more ..
Local authorities are wasting two million man hours per year by re-keying data they receive either through online services or CRM, according to research by NDL.
BT has announced that it will make an extra £129 million available to extend the rollout of superfast broadband, in a move welcomed by the government.
Highways England has launched an online exhibition to provide members of the public with additional information and a preview of the new ‘smart motorway’ on the M1 in Northamptonshire.
Bristol City Council has announced that it has reached a £1.9 million agreement with Civica for the use of a new cloud-based housing management system to improve tenant services.
The UK and French governments have announced the creation of a new joint UK-France Data Taskforce, which has been formed to target £42 billion of untapped economic growth potential across the EU.
Arts Council England has announced a new £7.1 million fund to help ensure that public libraries in England can offer free Wi-Fi services by March 2016.
In a briefing paper, BCS has called on the government to implement several recommendations to improve the service and uptake of its Verify identity verification system.
Keith Humphries, cabinet member for public protection, said: “The key here is to modernise the city’s CCTV network, while simultaneously reducing the burden on the taxpayer by investing in the latest technology."
Socitm has suggested that senior ICT managers in the public sector investigate the use of sentiment analysis to aggregate individual opinions and receptions to new digital services.
The Government Digital Service has developed a prototype payments platform to improve the way citizens pay for tax and other compulsory contributions.
The government has issued a detailed response to the recommendations outlined by a report by a House of Lords select committee, which was critical of the government's digital programme.
BT has said it is seeking partnerships with local internet service providers for its test of G.fast broadband in Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire.
Ed Vaizey said: “Increasingly libraries and other community spaces will be the place to go for people who don’t have the access or the confidence to use digital services."
Local authorities are concerned about a lack of "clear information" from central government regarding Universal Credit, according to a survey commissioned by the DWP.
Under 3% of total IT spending amongst council in 2014 was on cloud technology, according to research using freedom of information requests to all 435 UK local authorities.