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International Women’s Day 2024: inspiring inclusion

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In celebration of International Women's Day 2024, 4 colleagues working in digital roles in DLUHC share their perspectives on this year’s theme ‘Inspiring Inclusion’. Join us as we delve into their thoughts and experiences, shedding light on the power of inclusivity in shaping a better workplace.

Driving adoption of Open Referral UK to deliver millions in annual savings for councils

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The Local Digital team is pleased to announce an ambitious three year plan for Open Referral UK (ORUK) data standard that could deliver millions of pounds of potential savings and help get citizens access to better quality information when they need it.

The Local Digital team is pleased to announce an ambitious three year plan for the Open Referral UK (ORUK) data standard that could potentially deliver millions of pounds in annual savings and help citizens access better quality information when they …

DLUHC announces allocation of funding for council-led initiatives advancing innovative digital planning services

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The DLUHC Digital Planning Programme is supporting further Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) through the latest funding round for digital services to improve planning.  In this blog post, we announce allocation of funding for council-led initiatives advancing innovative digital planning services.

Visualising spatial data to support decision-making

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In DLUHC, we are applying innovative techniques with open, publicly accessible data sources to support place-based decision-making. In this post, Elliott Phillips, a Software Engineer, talks about the development of a new tool that allows internal users to browse and visualise data at national and neighbourhood levels across the UK.

National Apprenticeship Week: my journey to become a cyber security apprentice at DLUHC

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Tarun recently completed his cyber security apprenticeship in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). To mark National Apprenticeship Week, Tarun shares how he found his career in cyber security and what he has learnt on his apprenticeship journey.

Changes to the Energy Performance Certificates open data service

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The Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) open data service has been improved incrementally over the years. Another round of improvements has been applied in January 2024 and you can read about it in this post.