Recommendations (draft)

 

Recommendation 5

Invest in innovation that directly benefits the public by ensuring that public sector websites spend about as much on innovation as leading knowledge businesses.  DirectGov, BusinessLink and NHS Choices should create an combined innovation pot of 10% of their budgets, focussed on improving the public experience of government websites, through outside-in innovation not internal requirements.  Annual plans on how this £10m innovation pool is to be deployed should be published and agreed by a new Head of Digital Engagement.



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  1. For such a big and important recommendation, which in principle I support, the rationale seems skimpy.

    I think it could be strengthened by referencing what other large organisations are spending on innovation and what they are getting out of it.

  2. [...] Recommendation 5 Invest in innovation that directly benefits the public by ensuring that public sector websites spend about as much on innovation as leading knowledge businesses. DirectGov, BusinessLink and NHS Choices should create an combined innovation pot of 10% of their budgets, focussed on improving the public experience of government websites, through outside-in innovation not internal requirements. Annual plans on how this £10m innovation pool is to be deployed should be published and agreed by a new Head of Digital Engagement. [...]

  3. SUABW also showed that public bodies should not be the only people choosing what innovation gets built/done, some of the choices were random if not bizarre.

    Why not have a £10m innovation pool for social entrepreneurs rather than PSBs? History shows us that the Public Sector is not the breeding ground of innovation and economy. Compare what MySociety has done with any public website and we see the value that social entrepreneurs offer.