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Smarter use of technology and data could save local authorities £10 billion by 2020

Smarter use of technology and data could save local authorities £10 billion by 2020

A report released today by leading think-tank Policy Exchange highlights how every year councils lose more than £1 billion by failing to identify where fraud has taken place. The paper also sheds light on how a lack of data sharing and collaboration between many local authorities, as well as the use of bespoke IT systems, keeps the cost of providing public services unsustainably high.

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We'd like to see govt encourage the construction sector to use more British timber, setting a target for 40% of new housing starts in England, Wales & Northern Ireland being timber frames by 2025 (in Scotland it is already over 80%) #BiggerBetterForests policyexchange.org.u…