|LAs are the ‘glue’ that makes public services ‘work|
The UK’s local authorities are crucial providers of public services and are often the front line of public service provision, helping people do the things they need to do.
From keeping the streets clean or dealing with planning applications, to providing support for isolated or vulnerable people.
The Government Digital Service (GDS) has shown how the application of digital culture, practice & technologies to central government can make government work better for users. This has often involved close collaboration with local authorities who share many of the same organisational and delivery challenges.
That’s why GDS is proud to be a co-publisher of the Local Digital Declaration, which launched last week. This is a set of guiding principles that will help support local authorities of all sizes or capabilities to deliver digital services and platforms that meet the needs of citizens.The declaration talks about what good digital transformation looks like and contains 5 principles that describe what organisations can do to achieve this.