The UK Post Office is to implement a nationwide system next year that will allow people to fill in forms on the Internet.
Steve Voller, managing director of Netscape UK, said the scheme will allow people to fill in their tax returns and apply for passports and driving licenses online. "Regardless of what you think of (Tony) Blair's politics, the Labour government has a more open idea on the use of IT."
The Royal Mail refused to either confirm or deny the reports, but the news is in line with the initiative first kicked off by former IT minister Ian Taylor at the end of last year.
Voller believes that the move may reduce existing queues at UK post offices as more people get onto the Web.
A similar scheme is being piloted in Sweden.
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