UK slow in going online.

Britain has fallen behind other countries in putting government services on the web, the government’s e-envoy Alex Allen told the Commons Public Accounts Committee this week. Quizzed by Labour MP and ex-trade and industry minister Nigel Griffiths, he agreed that in 1995/96 Britain was considered to be a world leader in putting services online. Then he admitted: ‘Since then we have slipped behind a number of other countries.’

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