The figures have been revealed in a Cabinet Office report released today into something called "Transformational Government Strategy". You won’t however find the figures in the press release (funny that!). The press release bangs on about
how the Government is making efficiency savings by cutting 551 websites. You
might even be confused into thinking that only around 26 would remain given the
way the release is worded.However, the truth, as ever, is in the detail, and a
quick look at the report here shows that in fact, 551 websites are being cut,
but that is only 51%, leaving 400 to be maintained and run at whatever the cost
is. Further into the report there is a section detailing just how much money is
spent in each area of Government on IT for 2005/06 and frankly, the figures are
staggering. The total IT spend amounts to £12,414,000,000.
Now you know.