Guidance

Digital Economy Bill Part 5: Digital Government

Part 5 of the Digital Economy Bill concerns sharing information between public authorities

Documents

Better Public Services Factsheet

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Fraud and Debt Factsheet

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Research and Statistics Factsheet

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Consultation on Better Use of Data

Draft Digital Government (Disclosure of Information) Regulations

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Digital Government impact assessments

Details

Part 5 of the bill will:

  • improve public services through better use of data whilst safeguarding citizens’ privacy
  • allow government to identify persons eligible for benefits or services to enable help to reach those in need
  • improve government’s approach to combating fraud against the public sector
  • provide better support to citizens to help manage their debt to the public sector more effectively
  • cut the compliance burden on business by allowing statistics to be collected from data already held by public authorities
Published 5 July 2016