30/11/2006

Internet 'makes life easier' for UK users

Internet users in the UK are using the web in order to make their lives easier, a survey by the HM Revenue & Customs has revealed.

The survey found that 86% of internet users found it easier to use online banking, rather than vesting their branch or using other services.

The survey also found that 77% of internet users found filling in tax returns easier on the internet, while others said that it was easier to use the internet for Christmas and food shopping.

The top three uses for the internet were found to be researching (55%), booking holidays (46%) and banking (39%).

The survey also found that queuing was the most disliked aspect of shopping on the High Street.

(KMcA)


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