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Ministry Of Justice Writes Off £56M On Duplicate It Project

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http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jun/29/ministry-justice-56m-writeoff-it-project

The Ministry of Justice has written off £56m spent on an IT project after discovering it was late, over budget and duplicated by another department.

Ministers decided to shelve the project, designed to save money on back-office functions, when they realised it was obsolete.

"We wrote off the money because we discovered in 2012 that the Cabinet Office was planning to implement a similar scheme. We could not recoup some of the costs, such as staffing," a Ministry of Justice spokesperson admitted.

The French firm Steria was one of three companies asked to set up a £116m programme to help run staffing, procurement and payroll services for 90,000 civil servants.

But the project has run into a number of problems, official accounts disclose, and will be replaced by another, set up by a consortium to be headed by Steria.

The writeoff – equivalent to about a quarter of the amount being cut from the legal aid budget – has infuriated union representatives, who say that once again a private company appears to have been rewarded for failure.

Well when it's not your money it really doesn't matter, the taxpayer has a bottomless pit of money meaning it's just not relevant!

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Hope someone is keeping count of all of these Govt IT project ****-ups and write-offs. Astonishing really. There other question to ask: where has all this written-off money gone?

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Hope someone is keeping count of all of these Govt IT project ****-ups and write-offs. Astonishing really. There other question to ask: where has all this written-off money gone?

British troughs for British troughers?

We urgently need at least three inquiries to be set up.

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