The Department of Economic Development Information Systems Division has announced that the Isle of Man Government’s Online Services have reached another milestone, processing in excess of £500M of payments since their introduction in 2007.
Payments made using Online Services during 2012/13 continued to show strong growth and accounted for over 40% of the Government’s revenue, an increase of 15% on the figure for 2011/2012.
Additionally the number of transactions made through Online Services during 2012/13, including payments, rose to nearly 140,000, an increase of 37% on 2011/12.
Minister for Economic Development John Shimmin MHK said:
'It is vital that Government becomes as efficient and effective as possible as we seek to balance our budget. Better use of IT is playing a key role in achieving improvements. The use of online payments is a good example of what savings are possible: 6 additional staff costing over £100,000 per year would have been required to process this volume of payments via traditional means. It also means the public are able to access public services at a time and manner that is more convenient, helping to make Government more effective.
The success of Online Services demonstrates the significant, positive impact that IT is playing in delivering the key objectives of the Government’s Agenda for Change and we will continue to look at ways in which technology can benefit Government, customers and the economy as a whole.'
For further information or to register for Government Online Services go to www.gov.im/onlineservices