Government IT reform falls months behind schedule

The government has failed to deliver on its limits on contract spending over £100m and has yet to establish a working group to develop cheaper ways of using IT

The government is months behind schedule on delivering IT reforms and publishing more data online.

Government IT reform

David Cameron's coalition has lagged behind on its plans to reform IT. Photo credit: BIS

It has failed to release guidance on how government departments should limit future IT contracts to no more than £100m in value, which was to have been published by August last year.

A separate pledge to establish an IT skunkworks — a small IT development team — to assess and develop faster and cheaper ways of using IT has not been realised, according to the number10.gov.uk website, despite an undertaking that it would be in place by November last year.

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