Laura Sharman 08 April 2016

Digital standard 'big step forward' for local government

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The new Local Government Digital Service Standard has been hailed as a 'big step forward' for the way councils deliver digital services.

The standard, published by LocalGov Digital with feedback from more than 60 councils, aims to create a shared ambition for local government to improve services and put users at the heart of service design.

It also sets out a framework for assessing compliance and allows councils to share best practice.

Vice-chair of LocalGov Digital, Phil Rumens, said: 'This a big step forward for the way local government delivers digital.

'Not only will it help create better services, it will enable this to happen in a more joined up way.'

You can read the standard here.

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