Brits to get personal web pages for all government tasks
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Brits to get personal web pages for all government tasks

Every person in England will soon have their own web page in an effort to cut government spending.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown will announce on Monday that in an effort to save billions of pounds, with 10 years the government will close job centers and offices dealing with licensing, passports and taxes, with all those services - among others - moving online.

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, who has been helping Gordon with the transition, told the TimesOnline that it was time for this type of change.

“I don’t want to go to a government office to do a government thing. It should all be online,” he said. “That saves time for people and it saves money for the government — the processing of a piece of paper and mailing it back costs many times more than it costs to process something electronically. There will come a point where you don’t need all the physical offices any more.”

Not everyone sees the move as a good idea. Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union, said in the Telegraph:

"Cutting public services is not only bad for the public who use services but also the economy as we are pushing people who provide valuable services on the dole.''

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