GDS: by the numbers

The Government Digital Service has made its mark on Whitehall and beyond, making digital transformation part of the departmental conversation. Here are some key statistics on its evolution

Posted 12 December 2016 by Gary Flood

Latest headlines from our content partner 'Government Computing'The Government Digital Service (GDS) celebrated its birthday last week, marking the 5th anniversary of the creation of its role in driving digital government.

Here are some of the numbers that reflect its influence:

£339m – 2015/16 savings through working with departments to assure the quality of IT and digital services against the Technology Code of Practice.

£3.56bn – savings made as a result of digital and technology transformation across government over three years (to March 2015)

3bn – number of visits to GOV.UK website since 2012

40m – number of users on GOV.UK now in December 2016

14m – no of users on GOV.UK in November 2012

11 –   number of government services  connected to the GOV.UK Verify identity assurance platform

25 – number of  ‘exemplar’ services originally to be made ‘digital by default’ under the Transformation Programme

300+ – number of websites transitioned to GOV.UK in 15 months.

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