2000-04-17, English, Article, Other article edition: UK: INVESTIGATION INTO POST OFFICE DEAL WITH ICL.

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Physical Description
  • Newspaper article
Published
  • Financial Times Ltd., 2000 April 17
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • UK: INVESTIGATION INTO POST OFFICE DEAL WITH ICL.
Appears In
  • The Independent, 2000 April 17, p.5 (ISSN: 0951-9467)
Published
  • Financial Times Ltd., 2000 April 17
Physical Description
  • Newspaper article
Subjects
Target Audience
  • General
Summary
  • The Horizon computer project agreed between the UK Post Office and IT company ICL is to be the subject of a National Audit Office (NAO) investigation. The scheme aimed to offer swipe cards to benefit claimants, a move which would have safeguarded business for post offices, while also cutting benefit fraud by up to GB[pound] 320mn per year. The venture was renegotiated in May 1999, however, after the government reduced its financing. The NAO will now examine the scheme, and the new GB[pound] 1bn contract subsequently awarded to ICL. It is thought to conclude that as much as GB[pound] 881mn of taxpayers' money was wasted as a result of the change. There are claims that the second contract was offered in a political deal to ICL, in compensation for the loss of the swipe card plan.
Notes
  • The Horizon computer project agreed between the UK Post Office and IT company ICL is to be the subject of a National Audit Office (NAO) investigation.
Language
  • English
Database
  • Gale General OneFile
Identifier
  • 61522263

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