Local Government

Don’t reinvent digital wheels. Build better, cheaper services using open-source technology. We’re here to help.

How we can help

  • Strategic discovery
    Laying the foundations for councils embarking on a new phase of their digital transformation to help you meet the objectives you signed up to in the Local Digital Declaration.
  • Discovery and alpha squads
    A ready-to-go squad that can help you understand the problem in depth and build a prototype that meets the core needs of your users.
  • Housing repairs
    We’ve built an open source product to help citizens reporting their housing repair needs. We can help you implement it quickly and affordably.
  • Capability health check
    A review of the skills available in your organisation, and recommendations for building them. Cloud, data, cyber security, user-centred design, digital platforms… we’ve got you covered.
  • Agile coaching
    Helping councils use ways of working that deliver value to citizens fast and effectively so they can identify the right products and services to build.


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“Made Tech is now the benchmark every other supplier needs to aspire to.”

Jyde Omotajo, Head of Digital Delivery, Southwark Council
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One of the government’s most essential responsibilities is providing housing to those that need it. We’re proud to support local authorities in providing housing services in a number of ways, including an open-source product to make it quick and easy for residents to report housing repair needs.

Learn more about our work on housing

Case studies

Building a housing repairs service for easy reuse across the UK

Building a simpler, faster service to report housing repair needs using the GOV.UK Design System in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

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Digital service discovery with Essex County Council

We partnered with Essex County Council on a three-month digital discovery to provide better, more efficient digital services to the people of Essex.

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From the blog

Local Gov as a product, platform and service

There’s a real challenge for those working in local government trying to make services consistently better for citizens. Many authorities need to grasp the opportunity tech gives us. As it stands, there’s too much reliance on monolithic products and the big suppliers doing very limited innovation.

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GOV.UK PaaS – an update…

We’ve been exploring options for our clients who currently host services on PaaS and thinking about what this means for the wider community.

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Read more posts about Local Government on the Made Tech blog


How to build a digital service focused on housing needs

This event explores how Made Tech worked with the partner councils to build an online service to allow tenants in local authority housing to accurately report their repair needs and choose a convenient appointment time.
Monday, 5th September 2022

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How can you harness the power of data? A collaboration story

In this event we will go through how Made Tech worked with Hackney Council to introduce a new data platform, and answer common questions on modernising local councils data services.

Thursday, 28th July 2022

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Get started for free

We’d love to talk to you about how we can help your organisation use digital technology to achieve your goals. To help you get started, we’re happy to provide a first discovery session free of charge to get Made Tech expertise on the ground, in your organisation.

Our offer includes:

  • an in-person consultation with an expert to answer your questions
  • an initial, high-level discovery or capability health check
  • a short action plan with recommended next steps

Want to know more?
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