We must design a moral compass for the digital age

Concerned for our physical, digital and emotional security Martha Lane-Fox calls on government to “create a network of public organisations that can more tangibly build our nation’s digital understanding,”...Read more

Better Connected site draws 18.5 thousand users in first six months of 2017

Better Connected has been reviewing local authority websites since 1999, before some councils even had a site ("a fad that would not last" perhaps?)....Read more

NHS bed blocking relieved by new mobile phone technology

New mobile phone technology is helping local authorities to alleviate NHS bed blocking. The new technology can help speed up hospital discharges and prevent unnecessary re-admissions, freeing up vital beds and also reducing the cost of post-hospital care. ...Read more

Seven steps to starting data projects on the right track

Only 13% of data projects reach completion, and of those that do, only 8% of leaders report being satisfied with the outcome. ...Read more

Bed blocking emergency funding may remain unused.

Earlier this year the UK government allocated £1 billion to help alleviate the ‘bed blocking crisis’. Some hospital managements claim that many local authorities are not using their allocated funding....Read more

Austrian capital gets first Bitcoin currency bank

Vienna establishes its first 'Bitcoin bank', in which customers may exchange cash for the digital currency....Read more

Councils fail accessibility tests

Why do so many newly designed council websites fail Better Connected usability tests?

Decreased spending on cyber security leaves councils in jeopardy

Fake news increasingly includes fake images

Rubbish and recycling - customer conversion to digital services is slow

Making space for digital growth. The rise of the tech sector and how planners can support its evolution

Joining up data to catch vulnerable families before they fall

How will digital technology transform planning?