The comments made by Rishi Sunak, the then Minister for Local Government, on 7 December 2018.
Embracing digital technology can revolutionise public services. Within local government, I firmly believe it has the potential to improve a range of services in a host of different ways.
Ultimately, our aim is to make services better for users but it is likely to reduce costs for councils too. This could be by improving the experience of someone in care, streamlining the admin that comes with the stress of moving home, or offering a simpler way to license taxis.
And these are just some of the successful ideas which I am delighted to announce government funding for today. I’m excited to see these projects come to fruition.