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Innovation in local government is about improving the lives of the people in our communities. Browse through our case studies to see the many innovative programmes councils are involved in.

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A smarter approach to digital transformation

A partnership of councils are jointly funding a responsive, independent, not-for-profit consultancy, Smarter Digital Services, to help them to achieve their digital ambitions.

Social Housing Connectivity in Leeds

Leeds has a clear ambition to be a hundred per cent digital, where everyone in the city has the opportunity to get online and to develop digital skills and confidence. To measure progress against this ambition, one of the council’s “20 for 2020 Key Indicators” is the percentage of adults in Leeds who have all five basic digital skills. 

Digitalisation

Capitalising on council assets: How Colchester is competing via ultrafast broadband

Colchester Borough Council has utilised its own CCTV network to deploy a fibre broadband network across its city centre for less than 10% of the cost of installing it from scratch.

Facilitating the next generation of mobile connectivity

Harrow Council has created a procurement framework to help public bodies host the new small cell mobile infrastructure needed for the next generation of digital connectivity.

Digitalisation

Building an advanced digital infrastructure

Tameside has adopted a ‘thin layer model’ approach which sews together digital infrastructure assets across the city, more rapidly deploying fibre than via traditional methods.

Digitalisation