The UK Government has spent the last 20 years seeking ways to digitise its services with everything from the NHS Electronic Patients Records project aka NPfIT, National Programme for IT abandoned after £12bn was spent to the integration of the national insurance recording system NIRS, which also failed.
The UK Government IT spend comes from around 130 central government bodies and the English local authorities.
The UK Government has established G-Cloud, a procurement platform which is design to loosen the hold of the big six systems integrators have on government purse strings.
The quoted statistic is that when someone dies in the UK surviviing relatives must contact over 30 different government departments.
Work is now starting on introducing a broadband Universal Service Obligation USO with the ambition to give people the legal right to request a connection to broadband with speeds of 10 Mbps, no matter where they live.
Just as our forebears effectively brought gas, electricity and water to all, we're going to bring fast broadband to every home and business that wants it.