• Please find some details below about a new benchmarking club for Fire and Rescue Service colleagues who use LG Inform.

  • Wakefield Council's Intelligence team has created a new data and information resource about the health of local people and the broader characteristics of the district and neighbourhoods in which they live, utilising the LG Inform Plus API.
  • The LGA, in partnership with the i-Network, information governance for London and other supporting public sector information management networks, delivered a series of briefing days on the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) during January and February 2018.

  • AEA post-election report:
    It’s time for urgent and positive Government action

  • The Open Data Institute (ODI) announced a new initiative in mid August 2017 to drive improved service design - public and commercial sector services - built around increased and improved use of open data.

    A procurement exercise has started, as part of the organisation's three year plan, to invite tenders from a number of consortium organisations to work with the ODI to develop state of art tools, processes and guidelines on publication, release and use of open data.

  • In October 2016 GDS partnered with 19 local authorities on two collaborative pilots to transform residential parking permit and

  • We are planning our next series of LG Inform and LG Inform Plus training events and are looking for local authorities in each of the following regions, North East, South West, East of England, East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire & Humber to host these events.

    These free one day training event for local authority and FRS staff will take place between September to March 2018. They are face to face, hands on days which cover both sites, taking you through all the tools that are available.

  • The use of email sent securely has its benefits but it can be confusing to understand when there are often multiple arrangements for receiving and sending secure information within an organisation – and different approaches between organisations within a local area. This confusion has also been heightened with changes to existing processes in the public sector including developments with GCSX.

    The LGA published guidance in June 2017, aimed at helping councils identify their options with practical case studies from councils that have already implemented such approaches.

  • The Open Data Institute (ODI) is assessing the training needs of people from governments around the world who are working with data and open data.

  • The recent cyber-attack on the NHS has shown just how crucial cyber awareness and resilience is for the whole of the public sector. In this rapidly changing cyber environment we must ensure we understand how the threat is evolving, and what it is today, not yesterday. We do not want to become complacent, and the responsibility for making this a priority and getting your organisation prepared goes right to the top.