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CIPFA: commercial focus vital to council service innovation A new report details opportunities to improve authority incomes by profiting from functions including back office expertise sharing; skill base and public perceptions among key challenges Services > BPO > News
Parliament committee sets out delayed digital strategy concerns New report urges clarity over Brexit impact on Whitehall's digital aspirations; improved data and departmental coordination also among core recommendations Public Services > Central government > News

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GDS data director outlines data register expansion ambitions
By Neil Merrett
Paul Maltby says Whitehall must do more to curb duplicated information held across government, while also backing need for clearer legislation on balancing privacy with service innovation
Public Services > Central government > News
Lancs and City of London forces award custody and case management deals
By Neil Merrett
Lancashire opts for using Northgate’s Connect platform, mainly used by Athena forces, for its custody and case feel needs; City of London Police signs up Niche to handle same functions
Public Services > Police > News

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Procurement

GDS data director outlines data register expansion ambitions
By Neil Merrett
Paul Maltby says Whitehall must do more to curb duplicated information held across government, while also backing need for clearer legislation on balancing privacy with service innovation
Public Services > Central government > News
GDS yet to decide over DOS spend data publication
By Neil Merrett
GDS and CCS are understood to have held discussions over the possibility of regularly providing Digital Outcomes and Specialists spend figures in line with previous commitments
Public Services > Central government > News

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Efficiency

Land registry awards contract for consolidated land charges register
By Neil Merrett
Organisation awards contract to consolidate land charge data from 326 councils and provide the information in standardised format
Applications > Business Applications > News
Malcolm Harrison appointed CCS CEO on permanent basis
By Neil Merrett
Former interim chief executive to continue work around public sector procurement reform ahead of publication of NAO value review, anticipated to be released this side of Christmas
Public Services > Central government > News

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Transformation

New ICO boss: Brexit has left data protection plans ‘in state of flux’
By David Bicknell
Information Commissioner’s office to beef up technology expertise with new chief technology advisor appointment
Management > CIO > News
Land registry awards contract for consolidated land charges register
By Neil Merrett
Organisation awards contract to consolidate land charge data from 326 councils and provide the information in standardised format
Applications > Business Applications > News

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Flexible Working

Camden’s Theo Blackwell wants devolution to be ‘smart’ and ‘digital’
By David Bicknell
Council’s Cabinet member warns of “missed opportunity” for reform but notes all of devolution deals signed off so far mention data-sharing, “a crucial component of joined-up services”
Infrastructure > Cloud > News
Cambridge trust sets outsourced commodity IT services market-test
By David Bicknell
Trust, which created e-Hospital programme four years ago, anticipates potential contract value of £140m over seven years
Business > Flexible Working > News







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