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'As part of our long-term economic plan, this government is building digital-by-default services that are designed around the needs of users.Mike Bracken, Executive Director of the Government Digital Service (GDS) said:
I’m delighted we have now reached a billion visits – not only is GOV.UK simpler, clearer and faster for users, it’s also saving taxpayers £60 million a year.'
'The GOV.UK team has worked hard, and it’s great to see their efforts rewarded like this. There’s still a lot to do, but one thing is clear: our agile, iterative, user-centric approach works. GOV.UK has won awards and praise from all over the world, but none of it would have happened without users.Last year the website beat strong competition to win the Design of the Year Award. It’s been built and tested in public and uses open-source technology, which means that government won’t have to pay expensive software licensing costs.
'After 2 years, we’re still learning from them, and still iterating and improving the site in response to feedback. Long may that continue.'
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