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Local Digital Team

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 …

Modernising planning software in collaboration with councils and their suppliers

The Digital Planning Software Programme: supporting the improvement of digital planning software

Our digital planning software work is moving into a new phase of collaboration and delivery with Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) and software providers. We continue to build on the success of the Reducing Invalid Planning Applications (RIPA) and Back Office …

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 …

The cyber security pre-discovery: what we’ve learned and what happens now

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The Local Digital Collaboration Unit have published their findings from a 40-day pre-discovery into cyber security in local authorities. The team set out to form a picture of the current cyber security threats, challenges and capabilities that exist at a …

COVID-19 recovery: Looking at the future local digital landscape with councils

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Virtual conference call

Over the last 6 weeks, the Local Digital team has run weekly Friday calls to facilitate discussions across local authorities, as teams respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  The local government response has been incredible and relentless. We have seen …