Covid-19 test-and-trace contract for Serco despite £1m fine

The Observer reports that Serco was fined more than £1 million for failures on a government contract a few months ago, but was still awarded a lucrative government contract for the Covid contact-tracing programme.

Campaigners against the privatisation of public services now call for the £45.8m test-and-trace contract to be cancelled.

Serco has a range of government contracts both in the UK and overseas, much of it focused on criminal justice and immigration. Recently the company had to apologise after breaching data protection rules on its test-and-trace contract by inadvertently revealing the email addresses of new recruits.

Full story in The Observer, 6 June 2020

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