Companies overcharging at end of mobile contracts

Vodafone, EE and Three are charging customers for the mobile phones they buy as part of a contract, even after the handset has been paid off.

UK’s digital infrastructure reforms announced

Reforms to the UK’s Electronic Communications Code will seek to reduce the costs of communications infrastructure on private land.

Digital prototype to pinpoint land for development

Future Cities Catapult has revealed a new tool to help collate land, planning and housing data in one place.

Councils need further cyber funding

The LGA says that councils needs more funding to ensure their computer systems, infrastructure and data are protected against cyber attacks.

Tele care services must prepare for digital shift

1.7 million people who rely on telecare face disruption as UK telecoms providers shift from analogue to digital infrastructure.

Public bodies join together on new mobile voice and data procurement

CCS is taking control of the buying power of the public sector to reduce the cost to the public purse of purchasing mobile voice and data services.

Essex libraries to lend BBC micro:bits

Library members in Essex will soon be able to borrow BBC micro:bit computers free of charge.

£25 million competition for 5G trials

A £25 million competition to support the next generation of digital infrastructure, including 5G and full fibre broadband, has been announced.

Lovie Awards for Birmingham City Council website

IADAS has named the new Birmingham City Council website as the Gold winner in the ‘Websites, Government & Civic’ category at the Lovies.

Government announces new cyber proposals

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has announced new proposals to make the UK the safest place to be online in the world.

Hospital trials wireless environmental sensors

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will launch the first pilot of wireless environmental sensors.

National hub to tackle cyber crime

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced a new national hub to tackle the emerging threat of online hate crime.

Cyber security on par with counter terrorism

The head of GCHQ has warned that maintaining security against cyber attacks is now of equal importance to combatting terrorism.

£80 million investment for rail smart ticketing

£80 million will be made available to introduce smart ticketing across England and Wales by the end of 2018.

Plan to improve Welsh mobile connectivity

The Welsh government is looking to work with the mobile phone industry and the regulator to improve mobile service connectivity across the country.

NCSC: A year of protecting the UK

The NCSC published a new report on 3 October to analyse the state of UK cyber security, marking one year of operations.