'Botched' IT projects cost �26bn claims 'Independent' report
Failed public sector IT projects have cost UK taxpayers more than £26bn according to The Independent. An investigation by the newspaper has uncovered a litany of delays, budget overruns, and cancelled initiatives across a range of government departments and agencies.
Among the listed troubled roll-outs, the paper cites a project ‘meant to save the Department for Transport (DfT) about £57m eventually cost £81m’, and the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Information Infrastructure project, which is running more than £180m over budget and 18 months late, and is now set to cost £7.1bn.
Other projects named in the reports include:
- Benefit Processing Replacement Programme.
- Defence Information Infrastructure (DII).
- GCHQ ‘box move’ of technology.
- Libra system (for magistrates' courts).
- National Identity Scheme.
- National Offender Management Information System (C-Nomis).
- National Programme for IT (NHS).
- Prism IT project.
- Shared Services Centre.
- Single Payment Scheme system (SPS).