...all should be OK, so long as a government department has IT systems ready in time.
<sigh> what could possibly go right?
HMRC execs have set out a series of risks to the development of its new customs IT system, including ensuring that supplier IBM delivers on time and a possible £70m shortfall in funding this year alone. UK taxman warned it's running out of time to deliver working customs IT system by Brexit READ MORE The department is …
"HMRC execs have set out a series of risks to the development of its new customs IT system, including ensuring that supplier IBM delivers on time and a possible £70m shortfall in funding this year alone."
That's going to fail then. You're using IBM.
I wonder how they could possibly plan for what the potential leave the EU situation? Maybe by assuming we would leave the EU? Not exactly laying this at HMRC's door as the gov are the ones who should have stepped up to the plate and driven a full brexit. Instead we dont know what we will have which pretty much demonstrates the desperation to force us to remain.
An interesting approach to light a fire in their pants and get them moving might be to not collect nor try to collect on whatever they do not have systems to process. When less money is being taken by the tax man I expect a few minds will get focused.
@ Doctor Syntax
"True, but by then it will be too late and we'll be facing huge negotiations to get back in."
Possibly but that assumes absolute betrayal (still a possibility with how May is going) or that a party advocating joining the EU actually wins an election (libs didnt do well last time).
"The committee also questioned the costs to traders and suppliers of implementing the system, which the execs estimated as being in the region of £17bn to £20bn each year for UK businesses – a burden expected to fall more heavily on SMEs that have to set up manual processes rather than those who can automate systems."
Now let's see we send £350 million per week to the EU (Brexit bus). and £350 million * 52 = £18 billion so that's that paid for; and then there's another £20 billion, was it, for the NHS from the 'Brexit Bonus' plus the cost of the extra 5000 staff they're employing and the £260 million they''ve been given to try and get a working system. My, that money is working hard, isn't it?
My, that money is working hard, isn't it?
If you think that's impressive you should have a look at how many times over McMao has spent "bankers bonuses". Last time I did a count he'd spent them 17 times over, assuming no losses due to tax avoidance.
Politicians talk a load of rubbish: Rosette colour is no exception. Anyone that hasn't worked that out yet, may wish to buy this bridge I have for sale....
We should all relax. Britain is well prepared, indeed, I read today the government are even stockpiling processed food in preparation for the unprecedented golden era of prosperity we'll launch into if we stick to 'no deal'. The europeans by contrast are completely unprepared, the 27 remaining countries of 500 million people aren't stockpiling British food. What are they going to do when they cannot get their Marmite? That should focus minds over there.
"... a golden age of marmite-smuggling off the coast of Norfolk."
I for one salute our Marmite-smuggling overlords!
Is it still smuggling if you carry the stuff from Holland-on-Sea or Great Holland (Essex), or the Parts of Holland (Lincolnshire) to plain old Holland (admittedly on the other side of the North Sea)?
Bloody immigrants, coming here to do our drainage works and introducing their Friesian cattle.
The 27 would more likely be interested in the financial services which the Eurozone puts a vast majority through London but is something like 14% (if I remember right) of London's business. Not sure what they would stock up on however, probably any currency but Euro.
@ Doctor Syntax
"They certainly will. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44805565"
From your sourse "to set up its subsidiary in Brussels". So what. That is the way to get around the EU rules brought in because we hurt their feewings. It was so reactionary and ill thought through they pissed off a country about to give them bailout money (for the Euro) who held it back until a banking arrangement could be made. AKA another dumbass EU foot shot.
" We should all relax. Britain is well prepared, indeed, I read today the government are even stockpiling processed food in preparation for the unprecedented golden era of prosperity we'll launch into if we stick to 'no deal'. "
Brexiters do like to hark back to the good-old-days. So a reintroduction of rationing would probably have them in paroxysms of nationalistic ecstasy. Spam and powdered eggs anyone?
Every proposal that's been released to date fails to mention how much money can be made by carefully avoiding all of the proposed bespoke solutions. No matter what version of Brexit we end up with, Ireland and Gibraltar will get filthy rich of the proceeds under the table.
on the subject?
Surely this will give unprecedented levels of clarity on all aspects of the post Brext world?*
*I'm f**king with you. The real SitRep is FUBAR, just like the day the 13-12 "landslide" was announced.
You talking about Quick Build (QB)? Yep, it was
a bit crap but good old COBOL worked bloody well with IDMSX under ICL's VME op sys. Still my preferred network-database.
QB was crap at multiphase transactions due to page and table locks being released at the end of each phase. Had to code your own lock system and needed the low level calls available with the VME/B option.
To quote my team manager on an ICL to IBM conversion (last century) "A small step forward for IBM but a giant leap backwards for ...."
It was hard work converting a nicely integrated polished suite of systems to a less flexible architecture. That's just the hardware and op sys aspect. The fact that IBM only did IDMS as a database meant everything had to be recoded as the were no eXtended indexes.
Yes, I think so.
TBH I did look it up but I haven't archived the information.
It was one of those things that was quite popular in some areas and ICL definitely licensed it and created their own version, so hiring with generic skills would only go so far, and of course the ICL MF architecture, arguably better but less well known than the 360/370/4090/whatever of today.
Given the time frame was late 70's, early 80's senior devs in their 40's would be in their late 70's? PFY's would be considerable younger (although not necessarily more spry).
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