Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft
Govt mulls compulsory online form filling
By Lucy Sherriff
Posted: 16/02/2004 at 14:49 GMT
Online transactions with the government will be made compulsory for the e-capable, and the police and NHS will be given palm-top computers if radical proposals in a government document are implemented.
In a confidential report leaked to the Financial Times newspaper, Sir Peter Gershon identifies £15 billion of wasted public money that should be redirected to services such as education, the police and the NHS. The money will come from greater efficiencies in local government, and better use of technology.