Topic: Technology

How can local authorities use technology and data to deliver better public services and harness social media for better interaction with citizens?



Briefings: best of 2014

This briefing highlights 2014’s most popular LGiU briefings. This year’s hot topics have been the emergence of the debate around devolution in England and new forms of governance, and the complexities of welfare reform.

England & Wales Briefing

The future of libraries

Everybody loves libraries. Or the idea of libraries. Or at least the idea that there ought to be libraries. But this love doesn’t always translate to keeping libraries open – especially during the hours that anyone might want to visit.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Technology and transformation in town halls

LGiU and HP today publish a new report arguing that to realise the potential of the tech revolution, councils must adopt a people-centred approach. The report, launched at the All Party Parliamentary Local Government Group Summer Reception, claims that we need to stop thinking about technology as a solution in itself. Rather, we need to…

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

You know where you are with a good map

Siân Parkinson blogs on the importance of correctly mapping geographical data for local government, which can help improve impact assessments of national policies and help us better understand regional and local impact variations.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Equipping the councils of the future

Nick Wilson, UK Managing Director of Hewlett Packard, talks to LGiU about the importance of digital innovation in transforming the way local authorities deliver services.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Take part in our survey on tenant engagement and welfare reform

The LGiU is undertaking a piece of research into tenant engagement in the context of welfare reform. We would love to hear from retained stock authorities, ALMOs, housing associations and other housing management organisations about how they have engaged with tenants to make sure they are up to speed with welfare reform. We're also interested…

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Councillor Camp 2013

In a guest post FutureGov's Jon Foster urges digitally minded councillors to get themselves along to Councillor Camp (which the LGiU is very pleased to be part of) - it will be fun, informative and it's free!

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Results of annual LGiU winter comms survey

Councillors, officers and members of the public took part in an informal poll over the last week in a bid to establish which digital communication channels are the most effective during special and specific situations e.g. school and road closures due to snow. The exact question was; It’s November and the weather is miserable. Icy…

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Implementing the transparency agenda

If you were to read between the lines of the Public Accounts Committee’s report on Government transparency Implementing the transparency agenda you will see a Government which has been chucking out tonnes of data that very few people look at and without a strategy to guide it. But the Government has done most of what…

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Public notices – the case for radical reform: part 1

I want a vibrant, investigative local press. One that will, with strength, scrutinise local institutions. But how can newspapers do this when they are bound by a backdoor subsidy to the very organisations they seek to hold to account?

England & Wales Blog Post Blog