Reimagining culture for our local communities
Arts Council England will stand with local authorities that seize the chance to build a vibrant new reality for every place, born out of creativity, says Darren Henley.
Here we go again on planning
Will the imminent Government planning proposals be the reforms that end all reforms, asks Steve Quartermain.
HMJ: Time to build upon the digital journey
To build a sound future for our health services, we must accelerate the digital journey, as Paul Sanders at Civica explains.
Marsham Street looks to improve councils' 'cyber health'
The Government is to work with councils in an effort to bolster their cyber security against malware and ransomware attacks.
Bridging the great divide
What can be done to reduce the digital divide? Erica Roscoe looks at recent research centred on England’s North East.
Digital Innovation delivers COVID-19 test success
Clever design using low-code digital tools was key to developing an effective public COVID-19 test booking system for Wigan’s residents, says Steve Baldwin.
How can procurement drive digital transformation?
Procurement can set the tone and determine the successful outcome of a digital transformation project; getting it right will reap dividends further down the line, says Craig Elder at Browne Jacobson.
The digital journey: From baby steps to giant rewards
Councils embracing smart technologies are making better use of the data they already hold and transforming the relationship with local communities, says Civica.
Sharing the tech journey
Councils across south London are collaborating through the Internet of Things project to test ways technology can bring practical benefits to residents and to businesses. Cllr Sunita Gordon and Cllr Stephanie Archer explain.
Simplicity and invisibility
Nick Sacke looks at some of the ways local government can deploy Internet of Things solutions to streamline processes and make life better for users.
Judge blocks attempt to protect director from ‘puerile’ comments
The High Court ruled that a blogger’s slew of ‘puerile’ and ‘unpleasant’ comments about a council director do not constitute harassment.
Celebrating the past, learning from the present and driving to the future
The iESE Conference will celebrate the herculean efforts of the pandemic response but also share the future best practice for the sector, says Dr Andrew Larner.
Councils urged to prepare digital skills pipeline
Councils should prepare for a surge in the digital skills sector, according to new research by the Local Government Association (LGA).
Five ways to protect your office against a Hackney LBC style cyber-attack
Jon Lucas outlines five steps councils must take to protect themselves against a cyber-attack.
Eight post-pandemic digital trends for 2021 and beyond
Tim Pitts outlines eight post-pandemic digital trends. He says that one thing is clear; ‘The COVID-19 legacy will be far reaching across local government’.
Why the Local Land Charges Register is a crucial step forward
The Local Land Charges Register is creating the conditions for data to become a valuable standardised and accessible asset rather than a burden on councils, says Scott Goodwin.
Improving digital and social inclusion in Notts
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System has made strong progress in rolling out public facing digital services and innovative inclusion approaches. Rosie Atkin explains how it was done.
The value of licensing tools for councils
Nicola Ray offers advice to councils on the best way of collaborating with an external tech supplier to improve digital systems’ standards and safety as they move from legacy to cloud.
Council cyber-attacks rocket
Cyber-attacks on UK council remote workers increased by 213% during the pandemic, Freedom of Information Act requests have found.
How digital disruption can deliver better futures
Disrupting youth crime and exploitation through technology provides a chance to find and support the vulnerable and achieve radical change, say Dr Carol Homden, Amanda Kelly and Tim Aldridge.