A collection of SmarterGov articles, showcasing how government is driving innovation, savings and public service improvement across the public sector.

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This page contains a collection of articles, policy papers, news stories and press releases around SmarterGov.

Improvement to public services

  1. Civil Service ‘hub’ to bring growth to Edinburgh
  2. Civil Service ‘hub’ to bring growth to Cardiff
  3. Government Hub to be built in the heart of Leeds
  4. New Government Hub in Birmingham to deliver West Midlands growth
  5. Scotland Yard wins Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award
  6. Government spend on digital services passes £3bn mark
  7. Government Property Agency launches
  8. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster speech to Reform
  9. Government announces major changes to rebuild trust after Carillion: 25 June 2018
  10. New NHS app will make it quicker and easier to access health services
  11. Government Estate Strategy 2018
  12. Savers to earn 50p for every £1 saved thanks to Help to Save
  13. Canary Wharf hub officially opened to save £24 million per year
  14. State of the Estate in 2017 - 2018

Smarter spending

  1. Cross government fraud landscape annual report
  2. 200 suppliers now signing up to Contracts Finder every week
  3. Small cloud tech businesses in line for funding boost
  4. 'Small businesses are the backbone of our economy'
  5. New changes to encourage small businesses to apply for government contracts
  6. Government launches new, global-leading counter-fraud and economic crime profession
  7. Almost half of government digital spend now goes to SMEs
  8. Government saves £300m in two years by preventing fraud and error
  9. Ending late payments to small businesses
  10. UK Government launches first public sector counter fraud profession
  11. New 'Social Value' contracts to revolutionise government procurement
  12. Crack down on suppliers who don’t pay on time
  13. Cross-government fraud landscape annual report 2018


  1. Government calls on technology firms to help tackle the UK’s biggest challenges
  2. Unlocking of government’s mapping and location data to boost economy by £130m a year
  3. Need for speed drives £9 billion superfast broadband boost
  4. Government’s digital spend with small businesses rises to over £1bn
  5. Oliver Dowden CBE MP - conference address at techUK on 06 September 2018
  6. Government launch call for evidence to be geospatial world leader
  7. Value of location data to be unlocked by government investment
  8. Government celebrates cyber security successes in Manchester
  9. Free satellite data to help tackle public sector challenges
  10. £1.5 million geospatial competition open to improve public services
  11. Government uses innovative tech companies to tackle rural isolation and loneliness
Published 8 November 2018
Last updated 20 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'State of the Estate' report and 'Cross-government fraud landscape annual report 2018'.
  2. Added article to 'Smarter spending'.
  3. Added article to 'Innovation' section.
  4. Added article to 'Innovation'.
  5. Added article to 'Smarter spending' section.
  6. First published.