The Government is looking to form private and public sector
partnerships as it commits to putting all services online.
According to e-Envoy Alex Allan it will, for example, look at offering its
employment services via recruitment sites.
Following the launch of a report committing the Government to making all
public services available online by 2005, Allan said that it was looking
to open up discussions with private-sector sites: ”We are open for
business and are happy to talk to anyone with ideas.”
The E-government Report (www.iagchampions.gov.uk) sets out the
Government’s strategy of using digital TV, the internet, mobile devices
and kiosks to deliver public services including tax returns.
”The E-government Report is part of an ongoing process that is setting out
a route-map for achieving the vision of Information Age Government,” said
a Cabinet Office spokesman. ”The Government intends that all services
which are able to be electronically delivered, should be.”