DWP ends computer contract over deadlines failure
North fears as Fujitsu stripped of £330m deal
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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