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Not one government department can say all of its staff have basic digital skills

House of Parliament at night on River Thames
In annual reports, each government department says it is still attempting to get all of its staff to level 7 on the digital inclusion scale
21 Jan 2015

DWP seeks CTO to fill £135,000-a-year role

DWP looking for a CTO with a track record of enterprise transition from ageing mainframes to next-gen technology
08 Jan 2015

Iain Duncan Smith condemns 'utterly negative' response to beleaguered Universal Credit scheme

Work and pensions secretary insists that Universal Credit benefits programme is on track
25 Nov 2014

Universal Credit is 'completely unworkable, badly designed and already out of date', says jobcentre employee

Whistleblower suggests that the IT behind flagship welfare system is already obsolete
28 Oct 2014

Job Centre set for digital upgrade with free Wi-Fi and biometrics

London Bridge branch testing new technological departure from queues and notice boards
24 Oct 2014

DWP hires Mayank Prakash in new role to replace CIO

Former Avaya and Sage CIO to become DWP director general for technology
03 Sep 2014

Universal Credit business case to be signed off 'very shortly', says Iain Duncan Smith

But Labour MPs lay into pensions secretary for repeating answer from two months ago
02 Sep 2014

DWP to pay Atos £10m to extend disability reassessments contract

DWP to spend millions to keep on French firm that wanted to walk away
14 Jul 2014

DWP CIO Andy Nelson steps down

Nelson quits after a year in post that has seen damaging revelations about IT projects associated with Universal Credit
07 Mar 2014

HMRC delays RTI penalties and readies Universal Credit integration

6 April deadline will be extended as employers continue to struggle with RTI reporting
12 Feb 2014

Government claims it has “drawn the line” on wasteful IT contracts

Government has to adhere to 'red lines' in order for taxpayers to get better value for money
24 Jan 2014

Further delays to Universal Credit expected after DWP and GDS spat

Francis Maude pulls out GDS IT staff after disagreements between Department for Work and Pensions and Cabinet Office
08 Jan 2014

DWP outlines ICT savings targets in commercial strategy

Government department hopes to increase spend with SMEs by 25 per cent by March 2015
23 Dec 2013

HMRC warned over real-time information system disaster recovery

MPs urge HMRC to address disaster recovery in new real-time information PAYE system
19 Dec 2013

Government is making progress with big suppliers, claims Maude

Maude declines to comment on the Universal Credit debacle, but says GDS is involved in the long-term solution
11 Dec 2013

Top 10 public sector IT stories of 2013

Computing examines the biggest stories in public sector IT in 2013
11 Dec 2013

Iain Duncan Smith says Universal Credit project is “on budget” and “on track”

The IT system to roll out Universal Credit "seems to be absolutely fine", says work and pensions secretary
09 Dec 2013

90 per cent of people claim benefits online, suggests small-scale Universal Credit pilot

811 of 901 people claimed their benefits online, but far sterner tests are expected
03 Dec 2013

Disaster at DWP: the full interview with DWP’s former employee

A former DWP consultant speaks exclusively to Computing’s Sooraj Shah about the IT project management issues that continue to plague the department
25 Nov 2013

Government needs to fire suppliers who waste 'billions of pounds' on failed projects, says former DWP employee

There are no SLAs in place and confusion as to who the customer is, says ex-consultant
18 Nov 2013

Exclusive: Universal Credit programme is one of many DWP failures on the horizon, warns former employee

Ex-consultant says that projects have been plagued by Department for Work & Pensions lack of planning
14 Nov 2013

MPs slam DWP for 'alarmingly weak management' of Universal Credit programme

PAC not convinced that the DWP has robust plans to overcome the issues that have plagued the project's progress
07 Nov 2013

Universal Credit civil servant slammed for lacking a plan - £140m write-off expected

Public Accounts Committee roasts DWP permanent secretary Robert Devereux over Universal Credit failings
12 Sep 2013

DWP: the benefit claims site 'does not work properly' with Mac, Unix or IE 7 and above

'You may wish to claim another way' says DWP advice screen
02 May 2013