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UK Govt mulls compulsory online form filling


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.