Only last week, Martha Lane Fox stepped down as UK “digital champion”, a role in which she tried to encourage central and local government to get people online. While her efforts were applauded, there is some doubt as to how effective those efforts were.
David Cameron’s Conservative party came under criticism recently when it decided to delete all pre-2010 speeches including the speech that Prime Minister himself stated that the internet would help hold politicians to account.
You could be forgiven for thinking that the UK government had gone soft on the digital agenda. But you’d be wrong.
While the G2C (Government to Citizen) agenda may seem somewhat confused, the politicians appear to have no doubt about the importance of their role in encouraging the B2B digital agenda and today, Mathew Hancock MP, opening the UK National e-invoicing Forum (UKNeF) Roundtable event: Creating an Interoperable Ecosystem for Government & Business, claimed in no uncertain terms that he did not want to see the UK lag behind. The Minister of State for Innovation and Skills stated the Government’s commitment saying that Britain would “move from the middle of the pack ” to “lead the world” in e-invoicing. continue reading…