Neil Barlow is the Service Manager and Head of Policy for MOTs at the DVSA. In this post, he describes how GOV.UK Notify is helping remind hundreds of thousands of citizens that their MOTs are due for renewal.
GDS recently moved to a new office, which gave us the opportunity to redesign our user research lab. We use it to carry out research into all the things we deliver, from guidance and standards to common components. Our lab is open to the rest of government so that they can carry out research into their own projects and services.
We’re launching a second round of consultation on the principles of the Supplier Standard. Find out how to get involved.
ConCon is the cross-government content conference. A biannual learning festival bringing together colleagues from across government to share good practice, tackle shared challenges, and find new ways to collaborate.
We've just updated the Technology Code of Practice, which sets the standard for how government should design, build and buy technology. The updates we’ve just made allow continuous iteration, and we expect that the Code of Practice will constantly evolve, and keep up when technology changes.
Government buyers and suppliers have told us that they sometimes find government contracts long, complicated and hard to use. So we’re working with Crown Commercial Service, the Government Legal Department and law firm DLA Piper to simplify the contracts that are commonly used to buy goods and services across the public sector.
GDS has been named as one of the Top 100 Employers for Race by Business in the Community. In this post, the GDSBAME network co-founders share why they started the network and where they are a year on.
We’ve been developing a new design system for government services. GOV.UK Design System will contain all the styles, components and design patterns that teams in government need to create user-centred digital services.
The GDS Academy, DWP and HMRC recently ran an internship programme with 3 universities. We're now planning to extend this project to further departments across the country, and hoping that more universities can get involved.
There are 4 vacancies on the Open Standards Board. We want expert volunteers from outside government to take part in this important work. Interested? Find out how to apply in this post.
The GDS Accessibility team is here to make it easier for departments to build government services that are accessible for everyone. We want to ensure that there are no barriers that might prevent anyone from accessing a service.