back to article Government tech spending in England more than doubles in five years

England's public spending on information technology has at least doubled, to reach £17.3 billion ($21 billion) over the last five years, according to research. The share of public spending on IT has also increased from 5 percent to 10 percent of total spending over the same period, procurement research organization Tussell …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "the non-digital leader can't really understand"

    The non-digital leader needs to put his/her ego in a box and accept that not understanding is not an excuse for not taking the opinion into account.

    In other words : shut your mouth and do as he says.

    Can we get a cluebat icon ?

    1. Peter2 Silver badge

      Re: "the non-digital leader can't really understand"

      The digital leader might also need to put their ego in a box and explain the issues in terms that professionals in other fields can understand.

      Every other profession manages this reasonably well.

      1. Missing Semicolon Silver badge

        Re: "the non-digital leader can't really understand"

        Not to an Oxbridge PPE graduate who assumes that technical issues are "minor detail" that can be talked around. These people operate on the "I don't understand"=="not important" principle.

  2. elsergiovolador Silver badge

    IR35

    Now that IR35 put SMEs out of the way (since 2017 in public sector), all that tax payer money is ripe for spending on mates consultancies.

    1. cyberdemon Silver badge
      Holmes

      Re: IR35

      More like: Now that Brexit has put OJEU out of the way, all that tax payer money is ripe for spending on mates' consultancies.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Government tech spending in England more than doubles

    while productive more than halfs ;)

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