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March 22, 2016  1:00 PM

The Budget for Broadband was last year: this year it is time to act

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, 5G, Bazalgette, Broadband, BT, budget, Cabinets, fixed, Flooding, IPv4, London, Mobile, Thinkbroadband, Wiredscore, Zayo

The Government Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy, announced with last years budget included plans to underwrite broadband investment from a 40 billion infrastructure fund -...

March 15, 2016  1:33 PM

The Chancellor’s route to balancing the Budget?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, budget, Crickhowell, European Union, Faceboo, Google, Uber, UBS, United Kingdom

The precedents set by judgement of the Supreme Court which voided the...

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March 20, 2015  8:14 AM

The reason for the ambiguity of the budget statement on Verify has been explained

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
.gov.uk, Asdpire, budget, Cabinet office, dwp, GDS, HMRC, Verify

Yesterday this blog was devoted to Jim Prideaux's take on the budget. Last night a reader pointed out the reason for the ambiguity,


September 8, 2014  12:47 PM

Reconciling the Cabinet Office Digital by Default strategy with DCMS Digital Infrastructure Strategy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BCS, Bloatware, Broadband, BT, budget, carta, DCMS, Defra, G-Cloud, Hyperoptic, Internt, Net Neutrality, Ofcom, PSN

The responses to my attempt to drum up inputs to the DCMS Digital Infrastructure Strategy Consultation are beginning to come in and it looks as though the short order


March 23, 2012  1:51 PM

A genuinely transformative budget measure: hands-on ministerial acceptance tests

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
2012, Acceptance testing, budget, Education, england, ICL

One paragraph in Item 1.224 in the section of the Budget papers on  "Reforms to support growth" more than makes up for my disappointment with what was not in the budget.

Section 1224 reads as follows:


March 24, 2010  2:00 PM

My First Take on the Budget 2010

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
budget


March 24, 2010  1:52 PM

Information systems failure led to today’s budget

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, budget, chancellor, MinTech

The Chancellor started his statement with the mantra that we are having to cope with the fall-out of a financial crisis that started in America. An alternative view is that the crisis was caused by a global failure of information governance. This started in the overseas...


March 12, 2008  9:25 AM

What am I looking for in the Budget today?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
budget, e-crime

The Chancellor has very little room for manoeuvre but there are a number of areas where ring-fenced tax breaks would greatly boost the UK ICT sectors and those knowledge industries dependent on its health, generating more revenue, even in the short term, than they cost.


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