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

Fewer than half of the 91 council websites re-designed between April 2016 and March 2017 passed both of two key performance tests in Socitm’s Better Connected survey 2017...Read more

Decreased spending on cyber security leaves councils in jeopardy

Councils facing impossible choice between between spending on cyber security or delivering front-line services....Read more

Fake news increasingly includes fake images

A new approach could help detect forged parts of photographs faster and more accurately than current methods. ...Read more

Rubbish and recycling - customer conversion to digital services is slow

Evidence from a new survey commissioned by Yotta suggests that the appetite for using digital channels to access rubbish and recycling services is less developed than it might be....Read more

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

As the UK’s digital tech sector goes from strength to strength, Donna Gardiner looks at the role of planning and policy in fostering its future growth…...Read more

Joining up data to catch vulnerable families before they fall

Speed is of the essence when it comes to pulling families back from the brink of crisis, says Martin Gray, Director of Children’s Services  at Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. Here he talks about their work identifying and helping vulnerable families....Read more

How will digital technology transform planning?

Delivering Digital Inclusion ‘in a place’ with Local and Combined Authorities

So you wanna be an app star?

Information and advice on elderly care improves but some way to go

Midland Metropolitan medics to cycle and car-share to work

New rules to raise housing standards present challenges and opportunities for HMO landlords and local authorities

Directories and portals to join up social care

Is "24-hour, fully-mobile, always-on, connectedness" as bad for our physical and mental health as it seems?