Local Digital is a nation-wide 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 three ways:
- We are establishing the Local Digital team within the digital directorate at MHCLG. This team will support the sector to work together to solve common problems by providing expertise in user research, communications and delivery.
- We are co-publishing the Digital Declaration with our partners. It 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.
- We are launching an innovation fund of £7.5 million that councils will be able to bid for. This will help local authorities develop common solutions to their shared challenges.