The Digital Transformation of the UK Parliament: Planning for an Unpredictable Future
About the United Kingdom Parliament. Written on September, 2021
The UK Parliament, headquartered in the historic Palace of Westminster, is not just a cornerstone of British democracy but also a workplace for thousands and an emblem of the nation's rich history. The last few years, marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, have had a profound impact on almost every aspect of life, including how institutions like Parliament operate. This unique context has set the stage for an ambitious Restoration and Renewal (R.R.) programme, aimed at both physical and digital transformation. This essay examines the challenges and opportunities in planning for the UK Parliament's digital future in an environment of uncertainty.