IS signs agreement with Local Government Digital Partnership


The Improvement Service and the Local Government Digital Transformation Partnership have signed a partnership agreement with the aim of providing more seamless support for digital transformation within councils.


The agreement outlines how the organisations will work together to meet shared objectives. This will include pooling some resources and sharing learning and capacity.


A number of areas for joint working have been identified. These include:


  • Digital leadership for elected members
  • Encouraging better use of data across local government to support decision-making and innovation
  • Development of a digital strategy performance framework
  • Raising awareness and use of the Parents Portal across councils
  • Ensuring local government interests and opportunities are represented in the Online Identity Assurance Alpha Phase
  • Digital planning
  • Public health, in particular use of data and intelligence


The initial partnership agreement runs until October 2020.