GDS helps government save £1.7bn

It has been revealed that the government saved £18.6 billion for taxpayers during 2014 to 2015, with £1.7 billion coming from digital and technology related activities.

The money is reported to have been saved through efficiency and reform, as well as the combating of fraud, error and uncollected debt in the last financial year.

The savings were made as a result of a number of changes, including a transformation of how government works. For example, the “better managing government property and selling empty buildings, putting services and transactions online, preventing wasteful IT spend and introducing new ways of providing government services”.

According to the report, The Government Digital Service (GDS) controls and GDS wider savings accounted for £391 million of the money saved.

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