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February 16, 2016  10:51 AM

GDS: the devil is in the detail

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While the Government Digital Service's (GDS) annual Sprint conference showed that there is still great enthusiasm and...

November 24, 2015  2:02 PM

Councils want medical records to feed government ID scheme

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October 30, 2015  5:52 PM

High-risk courts reform to give 25m people records access

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Constantly on red alert since work began in 2012, the government's high-risk reform of the courts has come up against mistrust.

With 43 police forces, 67 prosecuting authorities, 300 criminal aid firms, as well as courts, government departments, lawyers, judges, defendants, witness and...


October 27, 2015  4:10 PM

UK ID consultation depicts applause

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The British government has been trying to persuade companies to ditch their home-grown ID systems for one it helped design under an international collaboration driven from Silicon Valley and the White...


October 16, 2015  9:45 AM

Government cries for help over floundering ID scheme

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The government is failing to get enough help from the private sector to make its next generation identity scheme work at full speed.

It has tried to gathering details of about people's use of social media to make up a deficit of data its needs to operate its next generation identity...


September 23, 2015  9:02 AM

Universal Credit was right on schedule, shows 11th-hour project plan

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September 8, 2015  2:58 PM

Privatization by software starts with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs

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September 4, 2015  4:22 PM

Plan for government-by-software unfurls at inland revenue

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The 21st Century state begins to take shape today at a meeting of software developers whose business applications will be taking over functions of central government.

HM Revenue and Customs called the meeting to tell them how to fulfil its "vision" for parts of central government to be...


August 21, 2015  8:58 AM

UK companies data leaves public in dark

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"What century is that from?," is the natural reaction upon getting a set of accounts from Companies House, the UK's public register of company records.

If you get a chance to put this question to Companies House, you might be surprised to find the explanation as unsatisfying as the...


August 11, 2015  3:06 PM

iXBRL inventor: my algorithm turns UK company data into ‘useless PDFs’

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The UK business registrar has been rendering its revolutionary company data useless to anyone without computer skills thanks to software written by the very man who invented the principle way to make it meaningful.

It has taken Companies House more than a decade to implement its...


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