Wednesday, June 29, 2022

UK questions new IT system for social services

A committee of MPs has warned there is “no evidence” that the U.K. government’s proposed new child maintenance system and the IT to support it will avoid a repeat of the fiasco surrounding the doomed Child Support Agency (CSA).

The verdict, citing the CSA’s “record of serial IT failures,” comes in a report by the House of Commons work and pensions committee on the government’s reforms to the child support system after the demise of the CSA.

The CSA was scrapped in July last year, hastened by a damning National Audit Office report into the

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