Reply to post: Re: Not just immigrants

Windrush immigration papers scandal: What it didn't teach UK.gov about data compliance

Jane Fae

Re: Not just immigrants

This is a growing issue and one i collided with recently when trying to hire a car. They wanted printed bills from the last three months. Once upon a time i got regularly quarterly bills for most utilities. Now, if i'm lucky, i get one annual bill for water. No printed bill for gas and electric. And an annual bill for Council tax. Also printed.

What seems to be happening is we are in the middle of a transition from a trust economy, where paper was not required, because everyone knew the local bank manager...and a digital economy in which paper will again be not required because everything is digital...by way of a bureaucratic phase when everything had to be evidenced by paper.

Feels like something i could be writing about. Thoughts?

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