Chancellor Rishi Sunak launched the spending review, which has set out the spending priorities for the next three years. The three-year review will set UK government departments resource and capital budgets for 2022-2023 to 2024-25, and the devolved administrations block grants for the same period. Add this to what has already been provided to investing in our future; this means that by 2024-2025 core departmental spending will be £140 billion more per year in cash terms at the start of parliament.
The Economy and its Impact
COVID -19 has had a drastic impact on the economy, and the chancellor has iterated that spending plans will be underpinned by a focus on ensuring every pound of taxpayer funding is well spent so that we can continue to deliver the highest quality services to the public at the best value.
COVID-19 saw a rise of 44% in notebooks and mobile workstations shipments, showing that digitisation of the current workplace is imperative to moving forward. The budget the chancellor announced means that spending is spread over several areas, with the core departments seeing a rise in spending. In total, the day to day spending will increase to £440 billion by 2024-25, increasing by nearly £100 billion a year in cash terms over the parliament.
The budget also promises to deliver a step-change in capital investment as set out in the budget 2021; there are plans to invest over £600 billion over five years, the highest sustained level of public sector net investment as a proportion of GDP since the late 1970s. The public sector finds that digital technologies have a major impact on their operations and hopes to see money being put towards IT upgrades to increase efficiency. The upgrades we would be referring to specifically is SSD and Memory Upgrades.
How Origin Storage can help you
Many people are still using devices that run Windows 7, which is a program that has been reported to have slow performance and compatibility issues. Windows 10 would be the better choice of an operating system, but it needs 2GB of ram to run efficiently. If the public sector wants to embrace digitisation, it needs to offer employees devices that can run newer versions of Windows to cope with more data.
Affordability in this current climate is crucial, and one affordable way to run Windows 10 on an older device would be to invest in an SSD or Memory Upgrade. If older devices aren’t currently fit for purpose, upgrading the memory or implementing a secondary storage area may be enough to make the device operational. You can find SSD and Memory Upgrade options on our website, where we also have a sales support team to help you find the best choice for your current device. To browse our extensive range of options, please click here.
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If you have any questions about our selection of SSD and Memory Upgrades, don’t hesitate to contact our sales support team, who will be on hand to help you. Telephone support is available by calling +44 (0) 844 288 6868 on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm.