Digital Government

  • Digital Government

    "The future is digital"

    We are helping policymakers unlock the potential of technology: for an innovative digital economy, smarter public sector and stronger society.

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    About Digital Government
  • Call for Evidence

    How do you build a smart city?

    Policy Exchange’s Digital Government unit is launching a major piece of research into the future of the UK’s smart cities with the aim of addressing the policy issues that will affect their shape, viability and success. We welcome thoughts, ideas and case-studies from individuals and organisations who wish to contribute to this important debate.   Make a submissionRead more

    Call for Evidence: Smart Cities
  • Smaller, Better, Faster, Stronger

    Remaking government for the digital age

    This report shows how government could save as much as £70 billion by 2020 if it adopted plans to eliminate paper and digitise its activities, work smarter with fewer staff in Whitehall, shop around for the best procurement deals, and accelerate the use of data and analytics. Read report

    Digitising Whitehall
  • The Shakespeare Review

    Policy Exchange was delighted to host the launch of the Shakepeare Review of Public Sector Information, an independent review into how the public sector can open up and make better use of data. Stephan Shakespeare outlined the findings of his review, and presented a national data strategy to make the most of the amazing opportunities for economic growth we have through the use of open data.

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    Open Data
  • Cyber Secure: Who will own and protect online intelligence in the future?

    As part of our Next Big Thing series, Policy Exchange hosted this event looking at some of the sophisticated and fast-evolving techniques in online intelligence in the context of broader questions of cyber governance and security.

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    Cybersecurity

Latest Digital Government In the news

  • 04 April 2014 | Government 'at risk of losing its way' with digital strategy

    • Wired covers a recent event by Policy Exchange and EMC on how technology can be used to reinvent government, including quotes from speakers Mark Thompson, Paul Maltby and James Better. The article also cites findings from Policy Exchange's previous report, The Big Data Opportunity, that government could save £33 billion by employing data and technology analytics.

  • 31 March 2014 | What government can do with big data – livechat

    • Policy Exchange's report, The Big Data Opportunity, is covered in a livechat by The Guardian on Big Data. They cite findings from the report that the government could save up to £33 billion a year through better use of data. 

Latest Digital Government Publications

  • 02 September 2013 | Smaller, Better, Faster, Stronger: Remaking government for the digital age

    • Smaller, Better, Faster, Stronger shows how government could save as much as £70 billion by 2020 if it adopted plans to eliminate paper and digitise its activities, work smarter with fewer staff in Whitehall, shop around for the best procurement deals, and accelerate the use of data and analytics.

  • 07 January 2013 | The Superfast and the Furious: Priorities for the future of UK broadband policy

    • The Superfast and the Furious argues that politicians have become overly focused on broadband speeds. Instead the government should focus on helping the 10.8 million people not online and do more to help small businesses make the most of the opportunities presented by the internet.

Latest Digital Government Blogs

  • 14 March 2014 | Why we need a more strategic approach to open data

    • Open data has huge potential, says Policy Exchange's Head of Digital Government Eddie Copeland, but there is a danger that the benefits could be lost unless a new approach is taken.

  • 28 February 2014 | What’s wrong with care.data?

    • Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange's Head of Digital Government, diagnoses the problems with care.data, the government's attempt to combine GP and hospital records in a new central database. Eddie argues that the initiative is failing to make clear its benefits to individuals and suffers from a lack of trust.

Latest Digital Government Event