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London, Jan 7, 2010: Councils across England and Wales are expecting to rely on more technology to enable them to deliver services because of spending cuts, a survey out today has revealed.

The survey, carried out by ComRes on behalf of Intellect the trade association for the UK technology industry, provides the first independent measure of how local councils expect the cuts will change some of the fundamental relationships between local and central government, and the extent to which councils are having to think differently about how services are delivered in a bid to reduce costs.

More than 70 per cent of councillors said they expect technology to be used more to deliver council services. While 84 percent indicated that their council was open to new ways of employing technology to deliver services.
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