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Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Fujitsu To Axe HMRC Projects Staff

Despite the fact that HMRC's digital systems are "rickety" and unreliable, to say the least, it seems that Fujitsu is looking to cut back on its workforce that performs project work for HMRC.

The Register Fujitsu employees were told late last week that 82 people aligned with the customer account are at risk of redundancy and were entering into a 30-day consultation process with the ultimate leave date set for the close of March.

Company insiders said there are fewer projects and programmes being tendered by HMRC, which is exiting Fujitsu data centres and sending more work to Crown Hosting and cloud suppliers including Amazon Web Services.

Via the Securing Our Technical Future programme, HMRC is moving 600 services to the public cloud or Crown Hosting. The rationale being that HMRC is to have a more dynamic infrastructure that can scale and be updated where necessary.

A spokesperson at Fujitsu issued a statement:
"Fujitsu can confirm that 82 employees who work on the HMRC account have been put at risk of redundancy. The consultation process has now begun and it is anticipated that less than 30 per cent of these job roles will result in actual redundancy.

The roles will come from the Projects organisation and not from the core service delivery area. The trade unions Unite and PCS have been advised. We are working to minimise the number of compulsory redundancies through voluntary redundancies and redeployments to other areas of Fujitsu."

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1 comment:

  1. Fujitsu have suckled on the teet of HMRC for years. Milking the government contracts dry. As usual, the front line staff are the ones for the chop. The toadies at the top with the fat wallets won't be bothered.

    Amazon the all encompassing has taken all the government contracts with AWS Web Services.

    Linking this to the other article about the non-job post. Nothing was mentioned about Amazon or having an awareness of AWS in the essential or desirable criteria. A trifle important about a reporting job about cloud computing I would have thought.

    Nope, just another 30k do shit all job that involves forwarding emails in a loop and attending meetings about the stats collected.

    Nothing to see here. Move along.