Government could save £33bn a year using Big Data, says think tank

Wednesday, 04 July 2012

Government could save £33bn a year using Big Data, says think tank

Synopsis

"The government could "save up to £33 billion a year - the equivalent of £500 for each person in the country – by using public Big Data more effectively", according to free market think tank Policy Exchange.

"The Policy Exchange says a specialist "Data Force" unit should be set up in Whitehall to start identifying these savings, which can be made in clamping down in areas like tax evasion and benefit fraud.

"The Exchange's [sic] report, "The Big Data Opportunity", says the better use of data, technology and analytics could help the government save money by improving efficiency rather than reducing service levels."

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