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MHCLG launch two beta products in a first step towards digital planning reform

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The BOPS and RIPA digital planning beta products

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a private beta of two new council-led digital planning products, funded by MHCLG’s Local Digital Fund. This is an exciting step towards 21st Century digital planning systems that use data and human-centred design …

What our training offer is teaching us about the needs of local government

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An infographic highlighting the key learnings from our online training offer so far.

Earlier this year, we launched a library of online training courses to support our local government colleagues to learn and develop their digital skills while working remotely. A core part of this training offer is a selection of funded courses: …

The Cyber Support team’s technical remediation and support activities

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Our method to enhancing cyber health. Step one: cyber briefing and team intro (1 hour). Step 2 cyber workshop (1 day). Step 3 window of elapsed time to agree enhancements with the cyber team (around 10 days). Step 4 change approval and implement enhancements.

During the cyber security discovery last year, we identified five areas of opportunity for MHCLG to support councils in improving their cyber health. One of these areas was technical remediation: providing support to councils identified through the survey on mitigating …

Creating a more flexible funding model for the Local Digital Fund

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Since 2018, the Local Digital Collaboration Unit (LDCU) has funded 35 projects through multiple phases of work and across five rounds of funding - including our relatively recent C-19 Challenge. Through the Local Digital Fund, we’ve given out nearly £5 …