Did you know? According to Socitm data, the most used online services on council websites in April 2013 were rubbish and recycling (13.4%), planning (8.6%), council tax (8.3%), and libraries (7.9%).
June 17th, 2013

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The National Audit Office (NAO) is set to publish a report next month that is expected to be highly critical of the Government’s handling of its Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) project.

NAO criticises DCMS for mishandling BDUK project

On Day 1 of the 8th National Digital Conference, the Digital Leaders 50 Awards List was launched in association with Digital by Default News. Click through to nominate the individuals and organisations you believe deserve to be on the List.

Digital Leaders 50 Awards launched at 8th National Digital Conference
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Socitm has published data gathered by its new performance via a reporting tool launched this week which shows that 22% of visits to council websites end unsuccessfully, meaning people do not find what they came to look for.

Socitm launches Council Website Performance Monitor

The Claims Management Regulator has launched a new tool on the Ministry of Justice website which allows consumers to view which claims management companies (CMCs) are being investigated.

Consumers can view which CMCs have committed offences via online tool

Public Health of England have created a website called Longer Lives through which citizens can see how many unavoidable deaths were caused by cancer, heart disease and stroke, lung disease and liver disease in their areas.

Comparison website reveals ‘shocking variation’ in unavoidable deaths around the country

“A more digital and networked society will need more digital and networked councillors,” says chief executive of Public-i.

Councillors should be taught how to use social media to engage with citizens

The London boroughs of Hounslow and Enfield have the best websites in the UK local government sector, according to the quarterly Index Website Review, powered by the Sitemorse software platform.

Hounslow and Enfield have best council website, says new study
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The Post Office, which has 11,800 outlets nationwide, has launched a service where it gives people free lists of the nearest public internet access and training points to where they live.

Post Office to help people with internet access
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