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Local Digital Collaboration Unit

Building confidence and expertise in local government for successful digital transformation

In the Local Digital Declaration, we outline our commitment to ‘creating the conditions for genuine organisational transformation to happen’. A key element of this is ensuring there are the training courses, knowledge sharing, and communities of practice, needed to create …

We’re awarding funding to 9 projects through Round 5 of the Local Digital Fund

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Today we’re pleased to announce the 9 council-led digital projects that will be awarded funding through Round 5 of the Local Digital Fund. The aim of the Local Digital Fund is to help councils transform their digital services in line …

How our training offer is supporting local government with day-to-day working

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The Local Digital training library - supporting local government to develop their digital skills while working remotely

It’s been seven months since we launched an online library of training courses to support our local government colleagues to develop their digital skills while working remotely. In that time, we’ve had 218 applications from people working in more than …

MHCLG launch two beta products in a first step towards digital planning reform

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The BOPS and RIPA digital planning beta products

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a private beta of two new council-led digital planning products, funded by MHCLG’s Local Digital Fund. This is an exciting step towards 21st Century digital planning systems that use data and human-centred design …

The Cyber Support team’s technical remediation and support activities

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Our method to enhancing cyber health. Step one: cyber briefing and team intro (1 hour). Step 2 cyber workshop (1 day). Step 3 window of elapsed time to agree enhancements with the cyber team (around 10 days). Step 4 change approval and implement enhancements.

During the cyber security discovery last year, we identified five areas of opportunity for MHCLG to support councils in improving their cyber health. One of these areas was technical remediation: providing support to councils identified through the survey on mitigating …

Creating a more flexible funding model for the Local Digital Fund

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Since 2018, the Local Digital Collaboration Unit (LDCU) has funded 35 projects through multiple phases of work and across five rounds of funding - including our relatively recent C-19 Challenge. Through the Local Digital Fund, we’ve given out nearly £5 …