Decision details

Digital and IT Strategy 2023-27

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


(Report of Director of Finance and Transformation)


A new combined four-year Digital and IT Strategy for the period 2023 – 2027 was attached at Annex 2 for consideration.  The new Strategy set out the Borough Council’s five core digital priorities in meeting the primary challenges faced by the authority.  These priorities would support Secure by design and culture; Transformation; Demand management; Efficient workforce and Economic growth.  A Road Map outlining the major projects planned for the period 2023 – 2027 to underpin the priorities was also provided.


Cabinet had regard to the financial and value for money and political considerations and the risk and equality impact assessments and recognised that adopting this Digital and IT Strategy would enable the Borough Council to serve its vulnerable and elderly residents better through efficiency gained by enabling the majority of residents to self-serve.  In addition, it was noted that adoption of this Strategy would help mitigate a number of strategic risks for the organisation including Savings and Transformation, performance management and carbon neutral aspiration.


RESOLVED:   That the Digital and IT Strategy 2023-2027, attached at Annex 2, be approved.

Publication date: 05/10/2023

Date of decision: 03/10/2023

Decided at meeting: 03/10/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 13/10/2023

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