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Public sector set to miss online targets

More than a quarter of public sector organisations will fail to meet government targets for all frontline services to be available electronically by 2005, according to a survey of senior finance managers.

Concerns about the extent to which the bodies were prepared for the risks arising from the extended use of technology were also expressed by the survey of public sector officers.

Carried out for CIPFA, and made public today during the institute’s annual conference in Brighton, the survey supported the fears of the Local Government Association and leading consultants that many public bodies are well behind in preparing to put services online.

The survey revealed that 29% of respondents believed their organisation would not meet government targets for online services.

Chris Hurford, a CIPFA council member, said: ‘The big challenge for authorities is to get the two agendas ? the drive to improve services and the best use of technology – in-step.’

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