Tag Archives: United Kingdom

UK Local Government Association releases interim evaluation report for the Digital Experts Programme

The Local Government Association (LGA) in the United Kingdom has released the report, The Digital Experts Programme : an interim evaluation (PDF 530kb). The report documents lessons learnt from an initiative designed to, “recognise the opportunities offered by digital tools, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on UK Local Government Association releases interim evaluation report for the Digital Experts Programme

DWP releases report on fraud and error in the benefit system

The UK Department for Work and Pensions has released the report, Fraud and error in the benefit system : background information and methodology (PDF 360kb). The report provides, “estimates of fraud and error levels in the benefit system in Great … Continue reading

Posted in Error and Fraud | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on DWP releases report on fraud and error in the benefit system

Cabinet Office releases Ethical Science Data Framework

The Cabinet Office in the United Kingdom have released a Data Science Ethical Framework (PDF 9MB). The framework, “is intended to give civil servants guidance on conducting data science projects, and the confidence to innovate with data.” The Minister for … Continue reading

Posted in Information and Data Management | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Cabinet Office releases Ethical Science Data Framework

GOV.UK Verify to go live

The article, Flagship GOV.UK Verify service set to go live — but GDS vows no “big bang” disruption, discusses the fact that the Gov.UK Verify has passed its service assessment and in on track to go live. The purpose of … Continue reading

Posted in Identification | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on GOV.UK Verify to go live

Local Government Digital Service Standard released in the UK

The Local Government Digital Service Standard, has been released in the United Kingdom. The purpose of the standard is to, “suggest a common approach for local authorities to deliver good quality, user centered, value for money digital services”

Posted in Service Delivery | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Local Government Digital Service Standard released in the UK

UK NAO releases audit report examines HM Revenue and Customs digital strategy

The National Audit Office (NAO) report, The quality of service for personal taxpayers (PDF 520kb). The findings of the report which examined the rollout of the digital strategy include the fact that, “HMRC … misjudged the cumulative impact of its complex … Continue reading

Posted in Service Delivery | Tagged , , | Comments Off on UK NAO releases audit report examines HM Revenue and Customs digital strategy

Government Digital Service accessibility plans outlined in blog post

In a blog post entitled, Doing the hard work to make accessibility simple, Alistair Duggin, Head of Accessibility Government Digital Service (GDS), discusses future plans to ensure the accessibility of the Government Digital Service.  

Posted in Service Delivery | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Government Digital Service accessibility plans outlined in blog post

UK Government Digital Service Executive Director discusses ideas to recruit and retain staff with digital skills

In the article, Whitehall’s digital staff could break free of traditional grade structure to woo talent, GDS boss says, Stephen Foreshew-Cain, discusses ideas to attract and retain staff with digital, data and technology skills to the civil service.

Posted in Information and Communications Technology | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on UK Government Digital Service Executive Director discusses ideas to recruit and retain staff with digital skills

UK parliamentary briefing paper issued on alternative models of service delivery in local government

The House of Commons Library has released a briefing paper entitled, Local government : alternative models of service delivery (PDF 705kb). The paper, “provides an introduction to some of the alternative approaches being used by local authorities. These include the … Continue reading

Posted in Service Delivery | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on UK parliamentary briefing paper issued on alternative models of service delivery in local government

UK NAO report examines the commissioning of specialised services in the NHS

The National Audit Office (NAO) in the United Kingdom has released the report, The commissioning of specialised services in the NHS (PDF 550kb). The report found in part that, “although NHS England took responsibility for commissioning these services three years … Continue reading

Posted in Service Delivery | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on UK NAO report examines the commissioning of specialised services in the NHS