• Professor Harith Alani, director of the Knowledge Management Institute at the Open University explains how AI can be used for good and bad.

  • The government-backed Cyber Essentials certification scheme is based around five key technical controls that organisations should aspire to.

  • The world is engulfed by a digital transformation, and everyone, even the public sector, will need to engage with new digital technologies and solutions.


  • Gary Moffatt, director at Chubb Fire & Security explores the benefits of and best practices for security cameras in a changing world, on behalf of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA).

  • In creating our Manifesto for Stronger Places, ADEPT has stepped into new territory, because we all know our local places deserve better, but we need policy as well as investment to make a difference, explains Hannah Bartram, chief executive officer, ADEPT.

A new green heating project has received a share of £80.6 million to heat nearly 2,000 homes and business with sewer power.

The government has launched a new account on WhatsApp Channels, to which members of the public will be able to subscribe to receive important updat

£7 million has been announced for hydrogen projects in the North East, which aim to decarbonise transport support skilled jobs and grow the e

Digital initiative trials of new planning processes

Innovative digital tools to help local people have their say in the planning process will be trialled in 13 areas across England.

Solihull leads the drive in driverless technology

Solihull has become one of the first places in the UK to see driverless vehicles take to its roads as part of new ground-breaking passenger trials.

‘Gigaboom’ brings next-generation broadband to half of premises

More than half of UK homes and businesses can now access the fastest commercial broadband speeds available.

5G tech rollout to benefit from better street furniture access

Mobile network operators will get easier access to lampposts, bus shelters and other street furniture to speed up the roll out of ultrafast 5G technology.

UK likely to pressure post-Brexit departure from GDPR

Oliver Dowden has said that Britain will attempt to move away from European data protection regulations as it overhauls its privacy rules after Brexit.

Councils’ cyber security is disjointed and under-resourced

A new report has highlighted a disparate and fragmented approach to cyber security among local authorities in the UK.

Mobile connectivity programme targets rural areas

People in rural Scotland, Wales and the North East of England are set to enjoy huge improvements in mobile coverage.

Just half of local authorities employ a chief digital officer

Less than half of UK local authorities currently employ a chief digital officer responsible for overseeing the organisation’s digital transformation.

Tackle the UK’s increasing digital divide, say academics

Academics from the University of Manchester have called for urgent actions to be taken to tackle the increasing digital divide in the UK.

Blueprint established to secure smart cities

The NCSC is offering local and national authorities expert guidance to protect their citizens by making their smart cities resilient to cyber attacks.

Data remains an issue for public sector, finds survey

 A survey finds an overwhelming desire within the public sector to harness innovative technology that is hampered by lack of certainty over data residency. 

Self-driving vehicles on UK roads this year

The Department for Transport has announced that motorists could see self-driving vehicles on British roads for the first time later this year.