Commons Speaker John Bercow has set up the Digital Democracy Commission, which says that by the 2020 general election, people should be able to vote online and take part in debates via internet forums. read more ..
A new agreement between the US and the UK will see both countries team up to improve digital public services, open up government data and expand schemes to teach young people digital skills. read more ..
According to a report, Small Pieces Loosely Joined, published by the think-tank Policy Exchange, local authorities could save £10 billion in the next five years by using “smarter and more collaborative” technology and data implementation. read more ..
Carmarthenshire Council is hoping to save around £44,000 a year with the introduction of a paperless programme, whereby all documents between councillors will be distributed electronically rather than in traditional hard-copy form.
PROACTIS, a global Spend Control and eProcurement solution provider, has named the City of Cardiff Council as winners of its Best Public Sector Procurement Project 2014 for the procurement of Home to School Passenger Transport services.
Sasha Deepwell Deputy Chief Executive of Wulvern Housing said: “Mobile technology at Wulvern is part of a much bigger picture as it’s a part of our social, financial and digital inclusion strategy which is designed to enable our customers to prosper."
Gov.uk has provided an update on its initial testing phase for its Verify service, which is being designed to provide an online identification service for all of the UK government’s digital services.
Digital Leaders Wales, the newest regional branch of the Digital Leaders programme, will launch with an inaugural event in Cardiff on Tuesday 3rd February.
Bringing together policymakers with a range of key stakeholders including government departments, IT providers, legal experts, consumer representatives and academics, this seminar will be a timely opportunity to assess the development and future potential of digital government in the UK.
Businesses and consumers across Europe are being let down by the “patchwork” approach to the digital economy in Europe, Vince Cable has warned.
Ofcom has said that it want the telecommunications industry to help lay the foundations for the UK’s future high frequency spectrum wireless 5G network.
A mobile app that allows Dudley residents to quickly and easily report problems, such as fly-tipping, potholes and faulty streetlights, has kicked off 2015 by passing a landmark 1,000 downloads.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has said that it is set to cut over 100 call centre jobs over the next two years, to encourage larger uptake of digital services and engagement via the internet rather than by telephone.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has released its findings into the differences between rural and urban digital economies and concluded that the UK has a “two-speed digital economy.”
At the moment, Britain has the 12th fastest broadband network in Europe despite a government pledge that it would possess the "best superfast broadband network in Europe by 2015."
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has said that 40-year-old legislation is set to be altered in order to bring council operations up-to-date and allow agendas to be distributed electronically.
The Home Office has said it no longer intends to seek a tender for a national “extension to mobile services” contract, as other contracts have made those improvements redundant.
NHS Hack Days are weekend events that bring together healthcare and technology professionals and other “geeks who love the NHS” to help improve NHS IT.