Invotra undertook research over three months via Freedom of Information requests to establish the state of UK Council digital communications. The Local Government digital communications report launched today includes results from 379 local authority respondents.
Scotland has the largest percentage of Councils with a current digital workplace strategy (69%)
Annual IT budgets range from £55 million in Manchester, with Scotland having the highest average annual IT spend
There are huge differences in the average IT spend per employee – £9,167 in Manchester compared to £1.95 in Kent
There are over 280 different types of job titles that describe the person that manages the intranet within Councils, demonstrating the complexity within ‘DigitalGov’
Annual intranet budgets are low, averaging £20,000 per Council and represent less than 1% of annual IT budgets
Some councils have no intranet while others have always had the same platform in place for over 20 years
Only 23 Councils manage their intranets in-house with the majority using external suppliers
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