It’s been one year since the Local Digital Declaration was published. The Local Digital Collaboration Unit at MHCLG reflect upon the achievements so far, and how their future work can further deliver upon the promises and principles of the Declaration.
The Digital Land team was represented at this year’s FUTURE: PropTech event to engage with and learn from innovators in the housing and planning sector. Find out more about the event and what we learned.
Members of the Local Digital Collaboration Unit at MHCLG have been working closely with the 16 Local Digital Fund projects. Read about the information they’re gathering, how they aim to measure the value of collaborative working and the collaborative tools that the funded projects have utilised so far.
We ran a discovery workshop on 12 February with 10 municipal digital leaders, Bloomberg Associates and Socitm to understand how we might better network and support them. Read the summary, the full event log and what we’re planning as a result.
The Digital Land Policy team are working to support digital innovation in the PropTech sector. Peter Latham talks about who has joined the team, the findings they have already made and what they’re planning to do next.
MHCLG is traditionally a policy department of government. Paul Maltby, who leads the Digital directorate, talks about the ways in which digital and policy can work together, and how the principles of OneTeamGov could define the future of the Civil Service.
The Digital Land Services team and the Developer Contributions Planning Policy team have been working together to make developer contributions open and transparent. Read more to learn about how ways of working can impact collaboration within an organisation.
145 signatories of the Local Digital Declaration committed to projects that work towards better outcomes for citizens through digital. All of these commitments have now been published on the Local Digital website.
We are delighted to announce that the Local Digital Fund is backing 16 projects in its first round, supporting 57 councils to find innovative routes towards improved digital services.
An expert panel joined the Local Digital Collaboration Unit team to review the projects shortlisted for the Local Digital Fund awards. Read how the successful bids were decided upon from the 77 full applications received.