Mark Harrop Business Development Manager

Jan 09

Taxing public sector IT problems are child’s play

The media reports that HMRC systematically “failed to tell 300,000 families about changes to child benefit that could see them lose their subsidies.”

For all the millions if not billions of taxpayers’ money that is wasted on public sector IT procurement, the powers that be seem unable to get even the basics right. And perhaps surprisingly, the larger a public sector IT contract is, it appears the more likely it will be fundamentally flawed. It is time for a major re-think.

As we have built a robust process management IT system that doesn’t fail in the way that HMRC’s systems (among other public sector departments) clearly do, we would be delighted to offer our expert advice to HMRC and any other public body, for free.

The management of each process within our solution ensures that any exceptional activity is reported within defined SLAs and actioned immediately. Meaning people will receive their benefits notifications; colleges and employers will be alerted if students and staff don’t have the relevant qualifications and accreditations; Trusts and care providers will be alerted if a client or patient has not attended a meeting, or if the care worker has not visited or not updated the client file for any reason. Simple.

Mark Colonnese, Director