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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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The Innovation Squads team deliver a show and tell to DLUHC colleagues

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.

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

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User writes on post-it during user research session

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 …

Accelerating the adoption of Digital Citizen Engagement tools in planning: Insights from DLUHC’s PropTech Innovation Fund

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PropTech Innovation Fund Round 2: 28 pilots 39 Local Authorities 20 PropTech suppliers Funding allowed local planning authorities to deliver a digital engagement project addressing one of five themes: Masterplanning Council-Led Development Estate Regeneration Community Development Wildcard Pilots

As part of the wider DLUHC Digital Planning programme, Round 2 of the PropTech Innovation Fund was launched in March 2022 working with 36 LPA partners and 20 Property Technology (PropTech) companies to accelerate the adoption of digital tools and services in the planning process. Discover more about key insights from funded projects in this blog post.