Fix the plumbing
We will ‘fix the plumbing’ to break our dependence on inflexible and expensive technology that doesn’t join up effectively. This means insisting on modular building blocks for the IT we rely on, and open standards to give a common structure to the data we create.
Releasing up to 389 Local Digital Fund proposals
This has been an important, madly busy week for our new Local Digital Collaboration Unit. In just a 2-week period, we received 389 unique expressions of interest in running collaborative Local Digital Fund projects from 171 organisations. Taking open to the whole next level, our next next task is to publish the whole lot on our website.
Local Digital Declaration
Introduction This declaration affirms our collective ambition for local public services in the internet age, and our commitment to realising it. It commits us to working on a new scale, […]
Lessons learnt from the first Local Digital Collaboration Roadshows
In this blog post, we’ll share some reflections from our first roadshow, which visited 5 cities across the UK throughout June and July. The events aimed to inform our plans […]
The local digital collaboration mission at MHCLG
It’s notoriously difficult to scale innovation around the local public sector. Technology designed for one local authority doesn’t just slide neatly into another, because council systems speak different languages and […]