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MPs blast dole-office-online plans

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) plans to get 80 per cent of Jobseeker's Allowance claimants transacting online by September 2013, but has no clear plan of how to achieve this, says the public accounts committee. In its report titled Reducing Costs in the Department for Work and Pensions (40-page/364KB PDF), the …
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HMRC strops its chopper, eyes £235m IT slash plan

HM Revenue and Customs is aiming to save £235m from changes to IT services as part of plans to cut its running costs by some 25 per cent over the next four years, says a report by the National Audit Office. The document, "Reducing Costs in HM Revenue and Customs", says the department's annual running costs in 2010-11 were £3. …
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Government needs to bring IT skills in-house

A parliamentary committee heard yesterday that government relies too much on outsourcing and needs better in-house IT skills. Parliament's public administration committee was told that the failure of many UK government technology projects is partly due to being tied into large outsourcing deals with a small group of suppliers …
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HMRC claims IT successes

HM Revenue and Customs revealed today how joining up its IT systems has contributed to falling costs in the merged departments. However, the annual report also said losses to missing trader VAT frauds had been creeping up above one of its key targets. Revenue and Customs' financial accounting systems were merged and their …
Mark Ballard, 18 May 2007
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Watchdog slams tax credit system

Software upgrades and a redesigned e-portal have failed to convince the Public Accounts Committee that problems with tax credits can be solved. Parliament's Committee of Public Accounts said HM Revenue and Customs has failed to design the tax credits system to give proper protection against error and fraud. In a report (pdf) …
Kablenet, 10 May 2007
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Union members blink in Capgemini face-off

Staff at Capgemini UK have told their union to settle the next pay offer with bosses before it gets to another showdown over strike action. In a ballot of unionised staff working on the firm's flagship £8bn Aspire contract for HM Revenue & Customs, 82.5 per cent backed a below inflation pay offer negotiated under the threat …
Mark Ballard, 9 May 2007
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Capgemini union backs below inflation pay rise

Unionised IT workers at Capgemini are to ballot on whether to accept a below-inflation pay rise after backing down from strike action on a contract that is set to earn the company £1.1bn in profit. The union voted in March to take industrial action in protest at a 2.35 per cent pay offer that Capgemini made to staff on the £8bn …
Mark Ballard, 17 Apr 2007
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HMRC pushes online tax filing

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has urged small employers to send their 2006-07 "pay as you earn" returns online. It has issued a statement reminding firms that employ fewer than 50 people that they could claim a bonus payment of £150 by filing online before the 19 May deadline. A spokesperson told GC News it is part of a five …
Kablenet, 5 Apr 2007

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