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Migrating our data from GOV.UK Platform as a Service (PaaS) to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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After learning that GOV.UK’s hosting platform PaaS is being decommissioned, the Energy Performance of Buildings Register team decided to migrate all their hosting to AWS. In this post, Barry, Developer, explains what they did.

DLUHC Innovation Squads: developing our HR chatbot from problem to vision to solution

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Our first Innovation Squad, a team of colleagues from different specialisms across the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), apply creativity and novel thinking to improve processes across the organisation. In this post, they share how they built on their initial successes and the role of good content in further enhancing user experience in the HR space.

Local Digital evaluation study: A snapshot of our initial findings

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In March, we commissioned an independent evaluation of the Local Digital programme to understand the impact and value-for-money of the support we offer to local government. Read some of the interesting findings from our evaluation activities so far.

DLUHC’s first Innovation Squad: experimenting with AI and chatbots

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Government always seeks new ways to increase efficiency, solve problems and make improvements. Here at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) we continually drive process improvements through multiple initiatives. In this post, we’ll talk about our latest initiative: Innovation Squads.

Join the Spatial Data Unit and make exciting things happen

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Now is an exciting time to be joining DLUHC. Data is at the heart of the levelling up agenda and we are passionate about using data innovatively to help create opportunities for everyone across the UK. In this post, you'll learn more about our team, our work and opportunities on offer.

Local authorities: join our research panel and improve our funding service

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The Funding Service Design team is a multi-disciplinary group working hard to transform the delivery of funding to local authorities, charities, community groups, and others across the UK. As part of our work, we’re inviting local authorities to join our funding service research panel.

Reviewing the Local Digital Declaration 5 years on: Update on the discovery project

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This month marks a key milestone for the Local Digital Declaration as it reaches its fifth anniversary, and we’ll be celebrating Digital Declaration Month throughout July. Read on to find out how to get involved. The world of digital is …