Islands' States should be 'digital by default'

MAKING government digital by default should be the priority for the States of Guernsey and Jersey.

MAKING government digital by default should be the priority for the States of Guernsey and Jersey.

Mark Loane, pictured, chief executive officer of pan-island IT consultants C5 Alliance, said that the UK government’s updated digital strategy, which calls for ‘modern, efficient, digital-by-default services’, signalled a future for the islands.

‘Making services such as tax returns, pension and employment claims and other transactional activities like registering a new car or applying for a digital passport could see the States in both islands make significant financial savings,’ he said.

‘[Digital by default] is the future of government, as digital enables a leaner public sector – something that is equally relevant in small islands as it is in larger economies such as the UK.'

Comments for: "Islands' States should be 'digital by default' "

notsostoopid

Says the salesman from an IT company.

pb falla

How about cleaning up the finance industry first

The murky waters which the gfsc dare not or will not step in

CSR

Surely that's the area by Belgrave isn't it

;-)

ChrisM

I think the suggestion (by an IT salesman of course!) that the departments would be more efficient is hard to believe. Just look at Motor Tax Dept. where they have so much less to do since the removal of yearly road tax and the introduction of a computerised system. I don't see any savings apparent and I still have to wait an age to get served. They blame the "new" computer system for the delays as well !

I dont see a reduction in the number of forms to fill in at Motor Tax either...