Posted on the Bevan Foundation blog on 16th December 2008
What a story! I'm tempted to say you couldn't make it up, but....
A GOVERNMENT initiative to save £57m was run so badly from its Welsh HQ it ended up costing the taxpayer £81m instead.
The project, to share back-office functions for the Department for Transport, went so disastrously wrong the IT system frequently sent messages to staff in German.
Today the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee publishes a scathing report into the fiasco, which the MPs describe as “one of the worst this committee has seen”.