Government gives Serco Test and Trace contract worth millions despite a history of failure

Support us and go ad-free Outsourcing giant Serco has won a new contract worth up to £322m to continue running coronavirus (Covid-19) testing sites for another year. Bosses said they signed a new deal with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to operate regional, local, and mobile testing centres in England and Northern …
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Serco denies breaching health and safety duty to employee killed by prisoner

Serco has pleaded not guilty to breaching health and safety at work laws after a mentally ill prisoner killed a guard who was escorting him. Lawyers acting for the security company, which is currently courting controversy for its running of the UK’s coronavirus (Covid-19) Test and Trace, told Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday that it denies …
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Serco profits soar while Test and Trace reaches lowest ever proportion of contacts

The NHS Test and Trace system has reached the lowest ever proportion of contacts of people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) in England. Four in 10 close contacts of people who tested positive are still not being reached by the system, at the same time as it recorded its highest weekly number of positive …
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Serco boss sent a letter to MPs. His brass neck is staggering.

The boss of disastrous outsourcing giant Serco has written to some MP. But he didn’t say ‘sorry’ for his company’s failings over Test and Trace. Instead, he delivered a passive-aggressive ‘STFU’ about his firm’s multimillion pound clusterfucking. Serco: profit-making clusterfucking As openDemocracy reported, Serco’s part in the coronavirus (Covid-19) test and trace system has been …
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Serco profits set to soar as contract for ‘broken’ Test and Trace system is extended

Outsourcing giant Serco has said it expects profits to exceed expectations in 2020 as a result of the uptick in work since the global pandemic. Updating the London Stock Exchange in an unexpected announcement, the company said the excess profits could now be returned to shareholders, with a consultation on dividend payments under way. The …
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