confirmed a report published in Computing magazine on 22
March 2007 that
cabinet secretary Gus O'Donnell has written to smaller departments encouraging
adoption of the systems used by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) or
HM Revenue and Customs.
This followed a
presentation from Ian Watmore, head of the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit.
Office declined to comment on the expected influence of O'Donnell's letter or
the timetable for departments to make decisions. The Cabinet Office has
reportedly already begun to transfer staff records to the DWP system.
In the Shared
Service Sector Plans, published in January, these included the Department for
Communities and Local Government and the Department for Culture, Media and
Very soon, everyone
will work for Gordon Brown. Slowly but surely the dictatorship is taking shape.