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Local Digital Collaboration Unit

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 …

Key findings and recommendations from the cyber security discovery

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The Local Digital Collaboration Unit Cyber team has come to the end of a two-month discovery into cyber security at local authorities. The purpose of the discovery was to investigate how MHCLG might support local authorities to reduce the incidence …

Two years of fixing the plumbing: celebrating ‘Digital Declaration Month’

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In July, the Local Digital Collaboration Unit celebrated the second anniversary of the Local Digital Declaration. We hosted a month-long celebration to thank our signatories and partners for all their hard work and promoted some of the amazing digital stories …

We’ve funded 11 collaborative projects through the Local Digital COVID-19 Challenge

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The Local Digital Collaboration Unit at MHCLG is delighted to announce the 11 projects that will be awarded funding through the Local Digital COVID-19 Challenge. This special edition of the Local Digital Fund was launched to support data and digital …