The recently updated National Planning Policy Framework and associated guidance introduced the expectation that planning authorities will publish their viability statements and developer contributions to increase the transparency of the planning process. Publishing data around developer contributions will help people better understand the effect developer contributions have …
This has been an important, madly busy week for our new Local Digital Collaboration Unit. In just a 2-week period, we received 389 unique expressions of interest in running collaborative Local Digital Fund projects from 171 organisations. This included at …
In this blog post, Local Government Minister Rishi Sunak announces the launch of the Local Digital Fund and outlines the application process. The fund will be used to enable local councils to work together on a digital project, as well as to enhance the digital capability of local teams.
The Local Digital Team will be using the Local Digital Fund to build the capability of leaders delivering digital services, through digital leadership training. Local Digital Advisor Gavin Beckett outlines the user research the team have been doing to test their proposition, and what they learnt.
The Local Digital Team outline the benefits of signing up to the Local Digital Declaration and give guidance on making a commitment. Also, they share what they've learnt since launching the first iteration of the sign up service.
The Local Digital Team have launched a new event sharing service! Designed to aid collaboration between digital organisers across local government. Find out more about the service and how it works.
The Local Digital team are delighted to announce the launch of the Declaration sign up service. It has been designed to allow local authorities and organisations working with local government to sign up to the Local Digital Declaration. To sign up, signatories will make a commitment in line with the principles of the Declaration. Learn more about signing up your organisation.
The Local Digital Team hosted the first #AskRishi event on Slack, giving people the chance to put their questions to Local Government Minister Rishi Sunak MP. Discover the highlights from the conversation.
The Local Digital Team have been touring the country on their first roadshow, meeting colleagues in local government. They shared knowledge and discussed ideas for better working together. Find out what the team learnt from the roadshow events and what they are doing next as a result.
Head of the Local Digital Collaboration Unit Linda O'Halloran outlines the plans for sharing, learning and solving problems wiki-style. Find out the next steps towards delivering the Local Digital Declaration as quickly as possible to benefit all.