Martin Ford 08 January 2024

Fears over digital switchover costs

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Councils face multi-million pound bills as a result of the digital switchover of the telephone system.

The network is due to shift from analogue landlines to internet-based systems by the end of 2025.

Work is still under way to gauge the full extent of impacts on local government, but technology upgrades will be required in areas such as adult social care, IT, transportation and security, and the Local Government Association (LGA) has highlighted the potential for supply chain issues.

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