Thursday, March 23, 2006
Chairman of Crapita Quits
The Chairman of Crapita (sorry Capita) has just quit, see www.laboursleaze.com.
Capita (known by some as Crapita), made its fortune bidding for contracts from the public sector. Since the last election it has secured the payroll provision for the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
In February it was awarded the £120M contract to represent the Department for Trade and Industry over miners' personal injury liability claims.
In December it won the contract to administer the British Waterways pension scheme.
In September it was given the contract to provide IT services to the Department of Work and Pensions. It also collects the BBC's licence fee and administers the London congestion charge.
The company states:
"Our multiple contacts and contracts across central government enable us to play a core role in the reform of public services,
meeting e-government targets,
joining up government initiatives and achieving a cultural change in service delivery
Capita's breadth of expertise positions us well to assist with meeting these challenges."
Capita was involved in the disastrous launch of the Criminal Records Bureau in 2002. The company was fined £2M for its failings in providing criminal checks on people working with the vulnerable.
In 2000 Capita was appointed as the customer service provider for the Individual Learning Accounts Scheme, which went £70M over budget.
Nice work if you can get it:)