Tag Archives: Government

The importance of a good team

August 25th, 2016

The Government has confirmed that a national IT project to distribute smart meters to consumers has been delayed for the third time in 18 months.  The meters will measure gas and electricity use and will send this data back to the energy suppliers to end manual readings.  Reportedly, it is the communications infrastructure behind this […]

We’re now available on the DOS framework

May 12th, 2016

We’ve been awarded a place on the Government’s new Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) framework! The framework replaced Digital Services 2 (DS2) this year and aims to make the commissioning process simpler, faster and more transparent. Being on the framework gives Spectromax the opportunity to support digital transformation across the whole of the public sector, […]

My thoughts on G-Cloud and its growing pains

May 9th, 2016

Four years after the Government’s G-Cloud framework was launched and it has facilitated a number of transformations within public sector IT systems.  Largely giving departments and organisations greater agility and flexibility in the services they use and projects they’re running.  What’s more, compared to relying on legacy equipment and systems, the move to the cloud […]

We’re proud to pay the Living Wage, as accredited by the Living Wage Foundation

April 1st, 2016

We want to be a company that puts people first. Indeed, Spectromax has always paid close attention to the rising cost of living and factored this into employee wages, which is why we are incredibly proud to be a Living Wage employer. Unlike the Government’s national living wage, which still means minimum pay and minimum […]

Rebranding minimum wage as ‘living wage’ doesn’t make it so

March 31st, 2016

The rebranding of the new legal minimum wage as a ‘national living wage’ on April 1st doesn’t mean people can afford to live on it. Osborne has set a low bar, while telling anyone who will listen how high it is. Every worker in the UK is feeling the pinch of increased living costs, but […]

UK Budget: Government ignores value of on-the-job digital training

March 16th, 2016

The Chancellor announced the UK Budget today and, while there was reference to the digital economy, this was largely in regards to the communications infrastructure and formal degree-type qualifications. The Government plans to support adults wishing to retrain and up-skill with loans, as well as providing better information on the financial support available and graduate […]