launches one stop shop for public services will act as a single domain for central government, replacing Directgov and hundreds of citizens advice pages on departmental websites.
The government believes the single website approach will lead to anticipated savings of £50 million a year, thanks to software licence, infrastructure, and operational cost savings.
“Digital public services should be easy to find and simple to use – they must also be cost effective and SME-friendly,” said Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude. “The beta release of a single domain takes us one step closer to this goal.”
Maude continued “Our approach is changing. IT needs to be commissioned or rented, rather than procured in huge, expensive contracts of long duration,” he added. “We are embracing new, cloud-based start-ups and enterprise companies and this will bring benefits for small and medium sized enterprises here in the UK and so contribute to growth.”
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