|IT Trends 2002/3 Reports on Progress to 2005|
11 December 2002
Nearly half of the local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland say they are on target to meet the Governments 2005 deadline for 100% electronic service delivery, according to the Society of IT Management's IT Trends 2002/3 survey released today.
According to the report, some 39% of local authorities are less sure of meeting the deadline, while 15% say they are focusing instead on e-enabling services likely to deliver to deliver the greatest benefit.
The survey, now in its 16th year, is based on information from around 200 Heads of ICT plus a further 200 or so responses to shorter questionnaires sent to e-champions, Heads of Social Services, and local authority IT suppliers.
Overall, councils estimate the total cost of e-government implementation up to 2005 to be £2bn, although at this stage councils are unable to say how nearly half of that estimated spend will be funded.
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