Efficiency drive loses government £81m
Department for Transport efficiency drive to save £57m sets it back by £81m
An efficiency drive meant to save The Department for Transport £57m actually
cost it £81m, according to an NAO report.
The new computer system, which cost £120m was insufficiently tested.
‘Decisions to save money on system testing proved to be a false economy,’ the
Public Accounts Committee chairman Edward Leigh likened the problems to
sitcom Yes Minister: ‘ [The DFT] has managed to implement an efficiency drive
that would have been familiar to Sir Humphrey Appleby.’