In a previous blog post, we discussed the potential implications of planned changes to the tax arrangements regulating self-employed IT contractors working in the public sector. The proposed changes to IR35, which come into effect in April of this year, could lead to many contractors ‘jumping ship’ to the private sector where the new rules will not apply. This would have a maj ...

The UK Government’s long-awaited digital transformation strategy was published yesterday. It promises to radically change the way government departments and services work though digital technology “taking digital transformation further than ever before”. In a detailed blog post, Kevin Cunnington, Head of the Government Digital Service, summarised the 5 main themes of the repo ...

There has been a lot of talk recently about the UK Government’s planned changes to IR35 – the tax arrangements regulating self-employed IT contractors. As it stands, the current system does not require clients to deduct PAYE tax or National Insurance at source. The responsibility for declaration is placed on the contractor. For all public sector clients, this is due to change ...

Evidence is emerging of a growing digital divide between organisations who ‘get IT’ and those who don’t; between those using digital technology to successfully transform their business and those still stuck on the starting blocks. For example, in a recent blog post, we presented a Digital Maturity Index identifying four main types of organisation in terms of digital capability ...

In a long overdue Guidance Note, the Government Digital Service (GDS) has endorsed use of the public cloud. In a statement clearly intended to allay public sector concerns about cloud security, the document states: ‘It’s possible for public sector organisations to safely put highly personal and sensitive data into the public cloud. Many UK departments have made this decision ...

Digital transformation has become the top priority for public sector Chief Financial Officers according to new research carried out by management consultancy EY and reported on the Kable web site. Almost 60% of the CFOs surveyed stated that improving performance through the use of digital technology was the most important strategic priority facing their organisation. As a cons ...