One-third (32%) of local councils in the UK have had their IT budgets decreased in the past year, and a further 21% have had their IT budgets remain the same.
This is according to a new Freedom of Information request, which also found that only one fifth (21%) of local councils have future plans to invest in workflow solutions, representing only a 6% increase on the same findings from December 2017. This demonstrates that councils are still missing out on significant efficiency gains in various departments, according to Y Soft Corporation, which requested the information.
Regional Sales Manager James Turner, said: “This hold on increasing IT budgets could be the reason many do not have plans to invest in workflow solutions, but this will unfortunately slow down any wider digital transformation projects. Automating core processes through software helps councils save money, improve productivity, increase security and improve the accuracy of their data by removing manual input errors.”