Rural areas often face barriers to accessing today’s digital society. LGIU Ireland hears from Brian Boyle, Head of Information Systems in Donegal County Council, to understand how local governments can provide the UN-recognised right to internet access.
In this week’s Global Local, we’re taking a look at digital poverty and exclusion and what can be done to help people get better digital access and skills.
This blog details the experiences of four councils to set up Connecting Devon and Somerset, a public body designed to help local areas with slow broadband. We chatted to members of Devon County Council on the challenges they faced in bringing fast broadband to the remote tourist town of Clovelly.
I worked on a social care tech project I really believed in. It failed. Here are some of the things I learned from that experience.
This article explores a case study from London’s Bi-Borough and the tech organisation OLM around the implementation of a case management solution to improve the Bi-Borough’s SEND service delivery.
In his latest column, LGIU’s Chief Executive, Jonathan Carr-West, discusses the uncertain financial outlook for local government in England as the country faces a period of economic recovery while also trialling out the increasingly popular ChatGPT AI tool.
For the first time, voters across England must show photo ID at council elections this May. The same will apply throughout Great Britain at future general elections. But are election staff ready for the change, and have concerns over using ID been overcome? This briefing takes a look into the details.
This policy round-up for England looks at policy announcements and publications from December 2022 and January 2023. After the hiatus of the summer and turmoil of early autumn, government departments are getting back to the usual rhythm of policy business, and there have been some significant announcements.
Recognition is growing for the potential of new digital systems to transform local governments public service delivery. This short blog from Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council details the Build to Share approach in designing new digital local government systems.