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June 20, 2017  11:09 AM

Chancellor Philip Hammond reveals the Brexit challenge for digital government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Brexit, Digital government

In one throwaway line, largely ignored among the wider Brexit comments in his Mansion House speech today (20 June 2017), chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond exposed the true...

June 2, 2017  10:29 AM

Whoever wins election 2017, it’s time for a digital minister with real authority

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
#ukelection, Broadband, Digital government, Government IT, IT skills, Policy, Startups

You would expect, of course, that a publication such as Computer Weekly would call on whoever wins the 2017 general election to put the digital economy on its list of immediate priorities. While the


May 19, 2017  11:11 AM

Election manifestos reveal only a few clues to the future for digital government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
#ukelection, .gov.uk, CDO, Digital government, GDS, Verify

It’s easy to read too much into any party election manifesto, but the


April 21, 2017  3:11 PM

Don’t expect much that’s new from political parties’ digital manifestos in General Election

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
#ukelection, Conservatives, Digital economy, Digital government, GDS, Labour, Libdem, manifesto

Like it or not, necessary or not, we have another General Election, and while nobody will decide their vote based on a party’s digital policies, the imminent poll will raise important questions that affect the tech community. It’s unlikely we will see many digital surprises in the...


April 7, 2017  11:48 AM

GDS changes start from the top

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital government, GDS, Government IT, NAO

Last week’s highly critical National Audit Office (NAO) report highlighted the need for change at the Government Digital Service...

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March 30, 2017  1:46 PM

Can GDS avoid becoming just another Whitehall silo? Analysing the NAO’s scathing critique

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital government, Digital transformation, GAAP, GDS, NAO, Verify

Prior to this week’s publication of the latest National Audit Office (NAO) report on the Government Digital Service (GDS), rumour had it the Whitehall watchdog had pulled back from serious criticism and tempered its observations. A first draft, so it was said, was subsequently toned...


March 24, 2017  12:36 PM

Securing the post-Brexit future of the great British tech success story

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"east london tech city", Brexit, CBI, Digital economy, Digital government, innovation, research

With the UK’s formal Brexit notification due on 29 March, heralding two years of uncertainty, the tech sector’s lobbying for consideration in negotiations with the EU is likely to...


March 17, 2017  11:41 AM

UK digital progress must not be hindered by Brexit uncertainty

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Digital UK", 5G, Brexit, Broadband, Digital government, EU, fibre, IT jobs, IT skills

Let’s think about the UK in 2027 for a moment. By then, just 10 years from now, we will have been out of the EU for eight years. We might not even be the UK any more, but if we are, the population is likely to have grown to 70 million,


March 10, 2017  12:36 PM

NICs increase is least of the tax worries for public sector IT contractors as IR35 fears grow

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital government, Digital skills, Government IT, IR35, IT contractors, IT jobs, Taxation

The otherwise obscure topic of taxation for the self-employed hit the headlines this week after chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond announced in his latest Budget a...


March 2, 2017  4:50 PM

UK government’s digital strategy has to be welcomed – but it could have been so much more

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
5G, Broadband, Data infrastructure, Digital government, Digital skills, Digital strategy, Digital transformation, Government IT, IT training, tech startups

The very best thing about the government digital strategy is that it exists. The areas covered by the strategy are vitally important for the UK’s economic future...


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