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DWP fraud and mistakes cost an estimated £3.2bn - despite new HMRC data links

By Tony Collins

The Department for Work and Pensions’ auditors have qualified the department’s latest accounts for the 26th year in a row because of “unacceptably high” fraud and mistakes. 684 more words

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Are councillors in Somerset ignoring the wisdom of their auditors?

By Tony Collins

It’s good to see auditors in local government doing their job well  – not accepting verbal assurances and seeking proof that all is well with an outsourced system . 784 more words

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RAY-BAN LAUNCHES #CAMPAIGN4CHANGE 

How long have I been a fan of the brand Ray-Ban? Well, probably ever since my brother, back in the 80s, owned a pair of Ray-Ban aviators in the style of Tom Cruise in Top Gun. 376 more words

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Another fine NHS IT mess

By Tony Collins

Today the National Audit Office reports on the General Practice Extraction Service, an IT system that allows patient data to be extracted from all GP practices in England. 1,013 more words

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Pity the 775 users who use this outsourced council system?

By Tony Collins

Adult care systems are a cinderella IT service for councils.

It’s rare for journalists to write about them, for good or ill, perhaps because they help council staff deal with vulnerable adults. 1,075 more words

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Universal Credit at "amber/red" says latest DWP report

By Tony Collins

The Major Projects Authority, which is part of the Cabinet Office’s Efficiency and Reform Group, has today published its annual report on 188 projects including Universal Credit, about which it makes only positive comments. 549 more words

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Do IDS and Universal Credit deserve such good publicity?

By Tony Collins

One of the unwritten conventions in journalism is that is you don’t give bad publicity to a minister who gives you an exclusive interview. 831 more words

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