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Taxpayers’ Alliance Diagnoses The Obese NHS Computer Sytem

by | 13th, July 2007

WHILE the great British public struggles to keep their finances in check, news that the Government is struggling to kept its spending within budget is rather worrying.

In a new report, the pressure group, the Taxpayers’ Alliance, has revealed that more than half of 300 public sector schemes half gone over budget .

The schemes range from the NHS national computer system to a new fleet of submarines and that overspend adds up to £23million £900 for every household in the country.

Topping the list of money black holes is that controversial NHS computer system which was originally estimated to cost £2.3billlion. Now the total cost of the project is expected to reach a whopping £12.4billion, over five times more than the original total.

The report also reveals that 14 major public sector projects have racked

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