TechnologyAccounting SoftwarePayroll errors cost Ministry of Justice £1.5m

Payroll errors cost Ministry of Justice £1.5m

New payroll system flags up £1.5 in overpayments to Ministry of Justice staff

Ministry of Justice officials were overpaid £1.5m, which was discovered when
a new payroll system was introduced.

One official on a £22,000 salary was overpaid £18,500. More than half the
total overpayments by the department will not be paid back, reported the
Yorkshire
Post
.
The errors were discovered when a new system was brought in when the department
was created out of the Home Office and Department for Constitutional Affairs.

“Significant steps” had been taken to tackle the problem, said a Ministry of
Justice spokesman.

The Taxpayers
Alliance
said the government was wrong to just write off the error
payments.

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