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This has been a busy and significant week for government’s reform of technology, and its role in improving our public services. On Tuesday, the UK government’s Chief Technology Officer, Liam Maxwell, posted a blog on Rebalancing technology across government. He … Continue reading
The recent interest in “off payroll” taxation of individuals looks like it’s about to be trumped by the much more significant issue of “offshore” company taxation. The Sunday Times ran a piece last weekend stating that: “Apple and Google are avoiding … Continue reading
In my recent post draft principles for the UK identity assurance programme I said if people were interested, I could post more detail of the thoughts that underpin them. It’s clear from comments on this site and elsewhere that additional detail would … Continue reading
The snappily named “Identity Assurance Programme Privacy and Consumer Group” has been busy for some time now, debating and distilling a set of privacy-based principles to underpin the new UK Government identity assurance programme. As Chair of the group, I … Continue reading
… I have remained busy writing elsewhere, including the following: “Platform alteration“, CIO March 2012 “G-Cloud is open for business“, CIO February 2012 “Digital defaulters value focus over process“, CIO, January 2012 “Free and radical“, CIO, December 2011 “CIOs’ central … Continue reading
There has long been a recognition at a political level of the important role that IT could play in helping rethink and improve our public services, as the recent House of Commons PASC report on Government IT makes clear. Yet despite the … Continue reading
The House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) has today published its report on Government and IT (PDF). I had the privilege of working for the Committee as their Specialist Adviser for this inquiry. I hope the report will help bring … Continue reading
On Wednesday, the Design Council and the London School of Economics hosted a 1 day conference on “Moving Social Security Online“. It brought together a healthy and eclectic mix of people including civil servants, policymakers, designers, technologists and academics. I’ve long … Continue reading
Caught up in too many day to day issues, I’ve fallen behind with links to some of my recent articles … so here’s a quick attempt to make amends. My May CIO column, “Let’s not go Dutch on G-Cloud“, takes … Continue reading
Yesterday was the final oral evidence session of the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee‘s Inquiry into the Government’s use of IT. The Committee heard from the Rt Hon Francis Maude MP (Minister for the Cabinet Office) and Ian Watmore … Continue reading