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Women working in digital, data and technology, part 2: leadership

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There’s no set path to working in digital, data and technology (DDAT). Women working in these professions here at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) have come from many different backgrounds. Here are some of their stories. Trusting …

Women working in digital, data and technology, part 1: product and delivery

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Women working in DDAT careers

There’s no set path to working in digital, data and technology (DDAT). Women working in these professions here at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) have come from many different backgrounds. Here are some of their stories. …

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 …

Introducing a new service: Submit social housing lettings and sales data (CORE)

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The new "Submit social housing lettings and sales data" service

We previously blogged about how and why DLUHC is looking at reducing the burden of data submission to central government through user-centred design and automation. This post is about how we’re designing and building the new “Submit social housing lettings …

Why we’re making data returns less burdensome for Local Government

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A big part of the work of organisations that deliver local services is submitting data about their activities to central government, so that existing policies can be monitored and new policies can be made. There’s an official list of these …

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 …