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.

Capgemini UK plc has announced the creation of a new unit, Capgemini Digital Government, which aims to helping public sector organisations pursue the 'digital by default' agenda. The unit is claimed to be the first in the UK to be dedicated solely to digital transformation in the public sector.

The Home Office has started the first stage of a £4m information security awareness campaign as part of its efforts to make businesses and consumers aware of the threat posed by online crime.With the initial stage of the campaign set to be launched in the autumn 2013, the scheme will go together with other established information security initiatives including Get Safe Online as part of the government's National Cyber Security Programme.

Hundreds of businesses in the UK are seeing a shortfall in IT skills among employees, forcing companies to step in and provide their own training.

The government has admitted its IT services procurement scheme, G-Cloud, has ‘more to do' in convincing users of its value, and has told its departments to ‘take a risk' on the service.

Police and intelligence services have been sending terror suspects’ DNA to counterparts around the world with no official scrutiny over their actions, a government watchdog has warned.

With G-Cloud iii live and its use becoming routine with the mandation of a 'Cloud First' policy across central government, the government's G-Cloud programme has transitioned to 'business as usual' under the auspices of the Government Digital Service (GDS).