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To LGDS or not to LGDS – Part 3

Created on 15 November 2015. Posted in Our blog

The introduction of a Local Government Digital Service (LGDS), building on the work done by central government’s GDS, is an ongoing discussion which divides opinion as neatly as the introduction of a new ...

To LGDS or not to LGDS – Part 2

Created on 01 November 2015. Posted in Our blog

In the previous article a simple premise was explored; that the introduction of a Local Government Digital Service (LGDS) would be a good thing for local government in the UK. If you’ve not read it yet ...

To LGDS or not to LGDS – Part 1

Created on 25 October 2015. Posted in Our blog

... whether or not to create a Local Government Digital Service seems to be popping its head above the proverbial parapet once more. Ever since GDS was ensconced within Whitehall, many corners of the local ...

Reflections on UKGC15

Created on 28 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... a need for more open data, the need for some sort of software or the need for GDS (or its local government equivalent – more on that another day…). The way these things are set up means that the conversation ...

2015 will be the year of…

Created on 14 January 2015. Posted in Our blog

... that I present my own 12 predictions for 2015 with regards to how technology might affect local government. Please don’t hold it against me in 2016… The Internet of Things This term has sprung up over ...

Reflections on LocalGovCamp 2014

Created on 23 June 2014. Posted in Our blog

In case you hadn’t heard, Saturday 21 June saw the fifth sort-of-annual occurrence of the awesomeness that is LocalGovCamp. Not sure what it is? Take a look here to get the lowdown, and while you’re there ...

The local government brain drain

Created on 16 June 2014. Posted in Our blog

17th June 2014 This blog’s co-author Glen has left local government and taken up a cool job working with a digital company who work alongside local authorities. Its great opportunity for Glen and the ...