Britons will be forced to apply online for government services such as student loans, driving licences, passports and benefits under new cost-cutting plans. Officials say getting rid of all paper applications could save billions of pounds. They insist that vulnerable groups will be able to fill in forms digitally at their local post offices. The plans are likely to infuriate millions of people. Around 27% of households still have no internet connection at home and six million people aged over 65 have never used the web.
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