Tuesday, September 05, 2006

And another one bites the dust

According to BBC News:
A new computer system used to process benefits payments has been scrapped at a cost to the taxpayer of £141m, the BBC has learned. The IT project, key to streamlining payments by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), was quietly axed at an internal meeting last month. The project had been central to delivering savings of more than £60m for the DWP by 2008.
In a classic example of English understatement, the BBC notes: "It is the latest in a long series of computer problems for the government." Quite.

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