Government websites take wrong turn

The Government’s £5bn programme to
put all government business on to the internet is a waste of money, according
to a new report.

The independent report, by internet
analysts Porter Research, criticised 20 government internet sites, saying most
required immediate attention, calling them jargon-filled, riddled with problems
and recommending they be suspended.

The analysts said the Government’s
target of putting the whole government online by 2005 was "not
realistically achievable".

The survey said the 10 Downing
Street website "a mess", and said "masses of material, full of
unexplained jargon and convoluted, incomprehensible English, has simply been
dumped into official websites".

The survey said the worst site was
the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency (www.dvla.gov.uk).

By
Quentin Reade

 

 

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