Laura Sharman 04 July 2018

Councils sign up to digital declaration

Councils sign up to digital declaration image

Local government minister Rishi Sunak has announced a new digital declaration, backed up by £7.5m funding, to help councils transform their online services.

Speaking at the Local Government Association conference, Mr Sunak said more than 50 organisations have already signed the declaration, which aims to change the way councils invest in technology and share expertise to improve digital services.

Mr Sunak said: 'Digital doesn’t belong in the basement, it belongs in the boardroom.

'I want councils and partners across the country to sign up to this declaration.

'By supporting each other and building on each other’s work we can revolutionise services for our residents.'

Kingston LBC's portfolio holder for community engagement, Jon Tolley, said: 'Being part of this declaration is a real commitment from the council to transform our services using new tools and technology to better meet the needs of our residents.

'We see digital technology and techniques as a key part of achieving this and are delighted that collective action is being taken across the sector to create the next generation of public services while keeping the cost of delivering those services down.'

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Director of Governance and Compliance

Cheshire East Council
Six-figure salary negotiable on experience
Looking for a talented leader who is comfortable working at a strategic level as well as someone with a track record of sound operational management. Cheshire
Recuriter: Cheshire East Council

Director of Corporate Property

Westminster City Council
Competitive Salary
This is a senior role within the Council and so the key to the success will be leadership, engagement and... City of Westminster, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Westminster City Council

Property Manager Temporary Accommodation

Hackney London Borough Council
£55,233 - £56,289
We’re looking for someone who is energetic, focused and committed to managing and improving our buildings in a fast paced team. Hackney, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Hackney London Borough Council

Sustainability & Resilience Manager (maternity cover)

Essex County Council
£51510.0 - £58752 per annum
This fixed-term contract will begin in August 2020 and is expected to last until October 2021 Interviews scheduled to be held Wednesday 10th June 2020 England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Civil Service Deputy Director Roles

GOV.UK
£70,000 - £117,800 & excellent rewards
We’re looking for significant experience of engaging at C-Suite and Board levels, excellent partnership-building and... England
Recuriter: GOV.UK

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue