Published 5th July 2018
A new “digital pledge” backed by £7.5 million of government funding was launched yesterday to help principal councils transform their online services.
Speaking at the Local Government Association Annual Conference in Birmingham, Local Government Minister Rishi Sunak said the new initiative would change the way councils invest in technology, share expertise and ensure members of the public are receiving the best quality digital services.
Over 50 local authorities, government departments and partner organisations have already signed up to the pledge, called the Local Digital Declaration, agreeing a common vision for the future of local services.
They are now calling on the wider sector to also make the public commitment.
Local Government Minister, Rishi Sunak MP, said: “I want councils and partners across the country to sign up to this declaration. By supporting each other and building on each other’s work we can revolutionise services for our residents. While many councils already have excellent online offerings, the digital declaration is about sharing the best innovation across the public sector to benefit people.”