Local Government: Digital Technology

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 16th April 2019.

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Photo of Julian Knight Julian Knight Conservative, Solihull

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to support digital innovation across local government; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Last summer, we co-published the Local Digital Declaration, built a dedicated team to support councils, and created a Local Digital Fund to accelerate delivery. We’ve already funded 16 projects seeking shareable solutions to local problems, and 200 digital skills training places for councillors and officers.

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