Tag: Government

Manchester’s big open data project

What happens when a city decides to make its data available to others to use easily? You get Manchester’s CityVerve. CityVerve’s ‘platform of platforms’ treats the city as a living breathing organism by giving it a technology layer that acts

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Working with Government and the Civil Service

How to get what you want Do Be patient. The most powerful force in the Civil Service is inertia. Be polite. The Minister’s best ideas are his own, then the party’s (Manifesto) then those put forward by interested parties and

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Cheques: Payments Council to be curbed

The government is punishing the Payments Council for trying to phase out cheques, but failing to come up with an alternative.The Council will lose its power to govern the payments systems for UK banks, under new proposals.The government wants to

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Going cashless

Payment though the ages has been a slowly evolving process. We started with a system of barter, which was not always convenient: who would want to be a tax collector in those days? We then moved to paying in gold

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