Capita interpreter calamities results in £46K fine

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  • A £46k on a £90m contract? Is this really value for money in the public sector? And yet Capita continues to be a supplier of choice to the Government. Disgraceful.

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  • I'm not a knee-jerk privitisation basher, but totally agree with the sentiment above. If the business met just 58% of bookings against a 98% target, it should lose something in the region of 58% of the £90m contract. As an aside, this story really needs to explain how a dog was registered an an interpreter.

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  • Is this not a clear case of the tail wagging the dog?

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  • And having been such a huge success last time, now they're lining themselves up to make some money out of persecuting (sorry, I mean "empowering") unemployed people. http://dpac.uk.net/2014/01/capita-cashing-in-on-poverty-support-boycott-workfare-protest-today/
    "First they came to make profits out of migrants, then they came to make profits out of unemployed people, then..."

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  • If this were happening in a "Developing nation" it would be called corruption.
    And they are aiming to carry out the same deal with the probation service as well.

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