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'Unison ballot vote' photo by Rory Baxter

Unison panned over 'yes' in strike ballot
The public sector union has been told to ''think twice'' about taking its members on strike on 30 November

Pensions 'climbdown' doesn't satisfy unions
Public sector unions are still preparing for a national strike, despite the government's moves on pensions

Ministers quizzed over private emails and 'secret channels'
David Cameron and ministers are asked 'what have they got to hide' over private emails and government business

Public sector pensions offer ''improved''
Unions are lukewarm over proposals for better accrual rates and raising the limit on state contributions

Government launches G-Cloud strategy
Government 'committed' to cloud computing to create agile, cost effective and environmentally sustainable ICT


Emails between special advisers and ministers like Gove may not be disclosed says ChapmanPrivate emails from Whitehall: nothing special about special advisers
Emails between ministers and special advisers may well be subject to freedom of information laws, but this does not mean that they will actually be disclosed, writes Adam Chapman

Elderly people on computers onlineOvercoming the digital divide
The elderly, disabled and those on low incomes are the people most likely to need regular contact with public authorities and health services. But, says Laura Ripper, they are also the most at risk of being left behind if digital by default becomes the norm

Former Home Secretary David Blunkett admits Labour could have done more on cyberCyber crime: frustrations from Labour years – major steps from the coalition
Labour 'faltered' in their cyber commitment, admits former Home Secretary David Blunkett. Now, with millions invested by the coalition, both he and John Lyons tell Matthew D'Arcy they are 'relieved' to see government act