October 13, 2021
December 5, 2022
To refocus digital public services on better outcomes for citizens.
PUBLIC has authored this report summary with support from BT to refocus digital public services on better outcomes for citizens, putting the user at the heart of service design across the public sector. We conducted a survey of >1,000 UK citizens to capture experiences and attitudes towards digital public services, especially during COVID-19, exploring present experiences of public and private sector services and attitudes towards potential future features (such as Digital ID and data sharing for seamless services). This survey has led us to propose a framework of five principles of good digital public services, and a set of 12 recommendations. These recommendations are not exhaustive but are specific steps to prompt a broader conversation about joined-up digital transformation across the whole public sector.
In our report ‘The Future of Digital Government’ we highlighted:
In this report, we explore the power of Gamification as a design toolkit to engage citizens in public initiatives.
For the modern state, there are few policy priorities as important as how it buys technology and innovation. To keep up to date with the pace of change in the wider digital economy, it is absolutely crucial that Government modernises its procurement and commercial processes.