Book News: April 26th, 2001

This report by report by the Improvement and Development Agency and the Society of IT Management identifies pioneer authorities in a “state of the nation” review. The report reveals that a small number of pioneer local authorities are at the leading-edge of the e-revolution in the UK public sector, but that local government as a whole is yet to fully exploit the real potential of e-government. This authoritative assessment of preparations for local e-government in the UK, shows that the majority of authorities will need to move swiftly to emulate these pioneers. Authorities must build on successes found across the country if they are to achieve the transformational change that local e-government requires and meet Government’s target for 100% electronic service delivery by 2005.The report recognises that the local e-government agenda is increasingly being addressed by local authorities, with 220 involved in expressions of interest in DETR’s Local Government Online Pathfinder competition and 77% of authorities having developed or in the process of developing local e-government strategies.Published by Improvement and Development Agency, at 75 pounds. IDeA, 76-86 Turnmill Street, London EC1M 5LG. Tel:020 7296 6818. Fax: 020 7296 6849. Email: