Local Digital is a nationwide movement to support the delivery of excellent digital local public services, established by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
We are doing this in 3 ways:
- Establishing the Local Digital team within the digital directorate at MHCLG. This team supports the sector to work together to solve common problems by providing expertise in user research, communications and delivery.
- Co-publishing the Digital Declaration with our partners. This is a shared ambition for the future of local public services, written by a collective of local authorities, sector bodies and government departments. It outlines our shared goals and commitments, and it invites all organisations working to improve local services to join in by signing up.
- Launching an innovation fund of £7.5 million for councils to bid for. This will be used by local authorities to develop common solutions to their shared challenges.