DWP ends computer contract over deadlines failure

North fears as Fujitsu stripped of £330m deal

By Mel Fairhurst

Published: 17/03/2011

Concerns about Highland Council’s IT deal with a computer giant deepened last night after it emerged the firm had been stripped of a multimillion-pound government contract.

The Department for Work and Pensions confirmed it has terminated an agreement with Fujitsu which would have been worth £330million to the Japanese company over the next six years.

Civil servants said the decision was taken because the business had missed deadlines – a problem which has dogged the £66million Highland project.

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