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HM Revenue and Customs will save more than £200m by 2017 after renegotiating its Aspire outsourcing contract with Capgemini, according to Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude. The Aspire deal covers IT services including desktops, laptops and a number of tax and credit systems such as online VAT filing. The contract, which is …

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£200M?

Impressive.

What fraction is that of the amount of tax they've so far been unable to collect on account of handing their IT contracts to these incompetent idiots to start with?

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Re: £200M?

Incompetent idiots? They're still being paid a huge amount of money for their inefficient delivery so who's the idiot - the one being paid or the one paying?

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I predict chaos

"The contract, which is led by Capgemini and includes some 360 other suppliers.....

..... The department will also be able to control the Aspire subcontractors directly – previously the responsibility of Capgemini."

Even if they only try to control a small proportion of the 360, it'll all end in tears in a couple of years' time.

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FAIL

this "saving" has alreay been dismembered

http://ukcampaign4change.com/2012/03/16/is-francis-maude-starting-to-spin-without-realising-it/

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