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Prime Minister’s advisor wants £10bn taken out of government IT spend

ComputerWorldUK - Rohan Silva, senior policy officer to Prime Minister David Cameron, has said that the government can take £10 billion out of public sector IT spending in the years ahead, whilst also improving digital services for citizens.

Silva was speaking alongside Mike Bracken, executive director of Government Digital Service, and Liam Maxwell, deputy CIO for the government, at a special briefing at the Treasury this week to discuss the recent developments in the government’s digital strategy.

To put Silva’s bold claims into context, the government spends between £15 billion and £20 billion a year on public sector IT (depending on which estimates you follow).