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Government

The Digital Transformation of our Central and Local Governments as well as Blue Light emergency services and other public services continues apace with the redesigning and digitising of services to deliver world leading outcomes in the UK. Investment in GDS and elsewhere anticipates savings for government departments, as well as a fundamental redesign of public services and how users will interact with those services.

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