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July 4th, 2013

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HM Revenue and Customs has said it is investing £200 million to modernise its services so that citizens can do their taxes online – it is hoped that by April 2015 the new service will be available to two million people and five million small businesses.

£200m investment by HMRC will enable citizens to do tax online
New Product / Technology

According to Ben Matthews, head of communications at Futuregov, local government is looking all around the globe for ideas for innovative new projects.

4 examples of digital innovation from around the world
New Services

Hounslow Council wants its staff and residents to be able to build their own applications and wants to give them access to multiple services and systems through one interface.

Hounslow Council launches new system with Salesforce
Policy has been updated with more data about crime and new categories such as bicycle theft, public order and possession of weapons with the aim of helping people better understand crime in their local areas.

Govt police website updated to enable public to help cut down crime

The study revealed that councils are becoming increasingly wary of consumer file storage tools with more than half (54 per cent) of local councils blacklisting services such as Dropbox.

Mobile working on the rise but data storage an issue for local councils
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Sitemorse has published a survey of how well central government websites are doing in the second quarter of 2013, according to which the website of UK tax and VAT collector HMRC has risen 42 places to take the number one spot.

HMRC takes top spot in central government website index
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