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Government Claims £200m in Digital Savings

Government Claims £200m in Digital Savings

The government has announced £200m of savings were made using technology over the past year.

The savings were calculated using the baseline spending between 2009 and 2010, when the labour government was in power.

The £200m savings were ascribed to improvements in the government's digital services, by moving websites to GOV.UK and introducing online transaction services.

The Government Digital Service is currently in the middle of a transformation programme to move 25 of the most used government services online.

The savings have decreased since last year's £500m; however the government said the savings in previous years may have been greater due to the immediate savings accrued at the time the government came into power.

Chief operating officer for the cabinet office, Stephen Kelly said: "In the first phase of parliament I think honestly there were some IT investments which were ill-considered, so there was low hanging fruit in the first couple of years of the parliament. But now I think we are delighted to say we see far fewer of those."


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