Islands’ States should be ‘digital by default’
Tuesday 11th December 2012, 11:00AM GMT.
MAKING government digital by default should be the priority for the States of Guernsey and Jersey.
Mark Loane, pictured, chief executive officer of pan-island IT consultants C5 Alliance, said that the UK government’s updated digital strategy, which calls for ‘modern, efficient, digital-by-default services’, signalled a future for the islands.
‘Making services such as tax returns, pension and employment claims and other transactional activities like registering a new car or applying for a digital passport could see the States in both islands make significant financial savings,’ he said.
‘[Digital by default] is the future of government, as digital enables a leaner public sector – something that is equally relevant in small islands as it is in larger economies such as the UK.’