The Department for Education has now posted up the new official curriculum for computing programmes of study in English, with the aim to make sure today's children are "digitally literate" by the time they leave school.

The UK government should move from its ‘digital-by-default’ strategy to ‘digital, full stop’ in a bid to save up to £24 billion a year, which could be used on public service expansion and/or deficit reduction plans, a report has stated.

Passengers on UK planes, ships and trains could soon be given access to superfast broadband as communications regulator Ofcom seeks to change the rules on the usage of satellite internet technologies.

The Government Digital Service (GDS) has launched a tool to help Foreign Office civil servants identify danger hotspots for British tourists.

Business Secretary Vince Cable announced new investment in UK hi-tech start-ups as he praised cutting-edge research in Oxfordshire last week.

Telefónica announced that it has been selected as the communications service provider for UK’s smart meter tender.

UK online sales increased 9% year-over-year in July, the weakest year-over-year sales growth for the region since January 2010, according to business and technology consultancy Capgemini and U.K. e-retail association Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG).

Whitehall's Government Procurement Service (GPS) plans for a lucrative software framework contract, which will allow councils to buy-in expertise for developing citizen based services.

Cabinet Office Minister Chloë Smith launched early this week a new online tool called Government Interrogating Spending Tool (GIST) which aims to provide citizens an unprecedented view of how taxpayers’ money is spent.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has appointed Mark Dearnley, the CIO of Vodafone, as the organisation’s new chief digital and information officer.

The British government has underestimated the scale and importance of digital technology firms to the UK's economy, a new report suggests.

Agricultural technology in the UK is to receive a £160m investment following the launch of a new strategy to deliver sustainable and affordable food for future generations, according to the government.

The first ever trial of self-driving cars on Britain's busy roads will take place later this year.

The Cabinet Office has opened a procurement through which smaller companies can bid for contracts to make public services digital by default.

A study, produced by Deloitte, says that the TMT sector contributes some 8 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in the UK, but warns that the government and financial services industry need to do a better job of supporting the technology sector with more cash.

The framework for England’s new national curriculum for 2014 will see GCSEs reformed with a strong emphasis on computing and technology, according to education secretary Michael Gove.

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