Back in February/March of this year I wrote about the contract between HMRC and Fujitsu, whereby HMRC have outsourced various processing functions to Fujitsu.
I was interested (purely at an academic level) to see that another organ of the state, the NHS, has fired Fujitsu the other week from the £12.7BN National Programme for IT (NPfIT).
NHS Connecting for Health (CFH) fired supplier Fujitsu, which was responsible for the southern region of the scheme, after 10 months of contract re-negotiations broke down.
CFH, which runs the NPfIT, said that the move was in the best interests of the taxpayer, and that Fujitsu would help ensure a smooth transition to any
"NHS CFH has to continue to protect the interests of the taxpayer and preserve the basis of contracts which ensure payment on delivery. Work has started immediately on planning the necessary arrangements."
Tax does have to be taxing.
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