Whitehall websites not alone in getting axed, iPhone apps get hit too

The BBC has discovered that various government departments have been developing iPhone apps, including an NHS drinks tracker which cost £10,000 to develop, a DVLA how to change your wheel masterclass costing £40,000 to produce and a job finder app for those recently unemployed senior executives who managed to retain their company iPhones.

The JobCentre Plus app has already been downloaded 53,000 times so there must be a lot of wealthy jobseekers out there.

No doubt once cabinet minister Francis Maude and his cronies at the Efficiency and Reform Office have got through their review of the government’s 820 websites, they’ll start checking out the apps – if they’ve got iPhones that is.