Maude in bid to find savings by delivering services online

first_img FRANCIS Maude, the cabinet office minister, yesterday said the government would cut waste and introduce radical reforms in a bid to protect jobs and frontline public services from swingeing cuts. Maude has drafted in Martha Lane Fox, the government’s digital adviser and founder of travel site lastminute.com, to see if some services can be delivered through an online-only model to reduce costs. He said: “In an age when 96 per cent of all 25-34 years olds are internet users, just 13 per cent of our contact with citizens is currently carried out online.”The coalition will leave “no stone unturned” as it seeks to root out waste and find efficiencies in the public sector, Maude said, as he laid out a raft of savings achieved so far. The coalition has saved £402m by axing ID?cards, he said, while a further £18m had been saved by ?vacating 20 government buildings, Maude said. Around £27m has been cut from the government advertising budget.Meanwhile, plans to renegotiate contracts with suppliers have “progressed quickly”, Maude said, resulting in an estimated £800m of savings by the end of this year. KCS-content Monday 18 October 2010 8:10 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp Maude in bid to find savings by delivering services online Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img

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