Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Could you Credit it?

It seems that now up to 10,000 identities of civil servants may have been stolen from the Department of Work & Pension's Family Tax Credit system. However, the report in The Guardian does not mention that the system is another of the Texan company EDS's. They have apparently already coughed up £71 million in fines and compensation for the system, although identified fraud is put at £30 million and overpayments (probably much of it unrecoverable) of £2 billion, so not much joy for the tax payer there!

So why are EDS still getting major Government contracts? At the end of 2003 they were sacked from an Inland Revenue contract The Register and yet by March 2004 they are awarded a £4 billion defence contract. Source

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