Archive for the “Government” category

Justice going digital (2)

By Nick Holmes on July 18, 2013

You can view the progress of development of GOV.UK’s 25 digital exemplar services, of which 4 are the MoJ projects shown above, from the Digital Transformation dashboard. The Government Digital Strategy and Departmental Digital Strategies commit us to the redesigning (…)

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Justice going digital

By Nick Holmes on July 10, 2013

Whatever you may feel about some of the cost-saving justice changes afoot, there’s no doubt that the government’s “digital by default” strategy will both help achieve some of the savings they crave and deliver better services. The Justice Secretary in (…)

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Justice on the move

By Nick Holmes on June 13, 2013

Interested in access to justice? You bet. I’m not talking here about the withdrawal of legal aid though I urge you to follow #savukjustice and sign the petition if you have not already done so. What I’m referring to is (…)

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Simpler, clearer, faster (maybe)

By Nick Holmes on April 18, 2013

So the the GOV.UK site from the Government Digital Service won the Designs of the Year 2013 award. This is proving to be somewhat divisive: FOR are those designers who appreciate its “agile, user-centred design” AGAINST are those who like (…)

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What’s up GOV?

By Nick Holmes on January 31, 2013

Have you visited GOV.UK yet? If you’ve recently used any government service you will probably have been directed to GOV.UK. On 17 October 2012 it replaced Directgov and Business Link as the place to go for government services. And on (…)

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Rough Justice – not so Gov 2.0

By Nick Holmes on April 6, 2011

Who is Stephen Walter Pollak? [No relation to Charon QC's post on BBC's Rough Justice] A long time ago in a land far, far away I reported that under the 2006 Cabinet Office “Transformational Government Strategy” at least 550 government (…)

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Sleeves rolled up

By Nick Holmes on May 13, 2010

To gauge how on the ball these ConDems are, I did a quick trawl around the Gov dept sites which reveals that … Most departments haven’t had time to do anything but post a rather ominous message along the lines (…)

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Crown Commons

By Nick Holmes on January 26, 2010

With the launch of the data.gov.uk beta website – providing access to over 2,500 central government datasets – comes a new licensing model for government information which it is intended will be launched government-wide by the end of May 2010 (…)

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Towards Gov 2.0

By Nick Holmes on July 14, 2008

Democracy – as Abraham Lincoln famously defined it – is the government of the people, by the people and for the people. Hitherto, we’ve been able to exercise our democratic rights only at the ballot box, by lobbying our MP (…)

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Unlocking the power of information

By Nick Holmes on July 10, 2008

As regular readers will know, one of my pet subjects is unlocking the power of public sector information, and I’ve actively campaigned for it as it relates to legal information. The ball is now really rolling on this with the (…)

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