Some useful things around the e-Gov space:

  • Tom Steinberg has hit the No.10 website with a petitioning system. Excellent stuff – I’ve signed a few of them. Good to see No.10 experimenting with this sort of approach – let’s see how the feedback on the petitions from No.10 works.
  • Lyons has summarised some of the public consultation meetings. Quite how people who don’t know which tier is responsible for what or how council tax works can have  a view on “place shaping” is a mystery to me. Bad questionnaire design? I like the idea of minimum standards – this worked quite well for the PSOs in the local e-gov era.
  • Shared services looks good for ICT functions in local authorities according to Socitm Insight.