Plan for smart energy tech to save £40 billion

A plan that has been launched to bring smart energy technology into homes and businesses is set to save up to £40 billion.

Huawei partners up with Milton Keynes Council to further Smart City innovation

Huawei has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Milton Keynes Council to design and build innovative ICT concepts for smart cities.

Increase in number of civil servants in digital, data and technology roles

The number of people working in digital, data and technology roles rose 5 per cent last year, to a total of almost 12,000, new figures show.

IT contractors look to leave public sector following tax reforms

More than a third of IT candidates are working or looking to work in the private sector because of the IR35 tax reforms, new research has found.

Land Registry’s Annual Report sets out digital transformation

HM Land Registry has set out its priorities for a digital transformation in its Annual Report and Accounts.

Access to EU crime databases crucial to safety

A new report has said that full regulatory equivalence with the EU with respect to data protection is essential to UK safety and stability.

Defence Minister opens £3 million Cyber Security Centre

The Defence Minister has opened a Cyber Security Centre worth £3 million in Gloucester.

MoJ’s electronic tagging programme fails to deliver value for money

The Ministry of Justice’s electronic tagging programme has been criticised by National Audit Office (NAO) for failing to deliver value for money.

Westminster Council secures broadband deal

Westminster City Council has secured a broadband deal that will enable SMEs to purchase faster and better broadband.

Windows XP support to be withdrawn nationally

The government will withdraw Microsoft XP support from 2018, a report has said.

New cyber security programme ‘groundbreaking’

Firms are urged to apply for a groundbreaking nine-month cyber startup scheme.

Government responds about cyber security and data

The government has made plans to strengthen the NHS and social care organisations against cyber attacks and protect patient data.

Less than half revamped council websites pass usability test

Fewer than half of the council websites revamped between 2016 and 2017 have passed key performance tests carried out by Socitm.

Free to use Wi-Fi rolled out to all GP surgeries

A scheme being rolled out across the country means that every patient in England will have access to free Wi-Fi in GP practices.

Pendle Borough Council signs 10-year contract with Liberata

Liberata, a government process services specialist, has announced that it is extending its contract with Pendle Borough Council.

Councils call for control over fines to mobile operators

Councils have called for control over the fines given to mobile operators for poor coverage and customer service to boost connectivity.