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The UK government will demand that IT services suppliers have a staff development plan, if they want a slice of its £14bn annual spending on IT services. Skills secretary John Denham said: "Wherever possible Government spending should not just provide good public services, it should also ensure young people are trained in the …


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  1. Ihre Papiere Bitte!!

    A way to achieve £7.5bn IT cuts

    Drop the DNA db hyper-inflation with innocents' details, drop the ID card, drop Contact Point. More than £7.5bn saved, lots of people happy, winners all round.

    Now I've acted as a special advisor to Darling, can I claim this pc on expenses now please?

    (Pirate, cos MPs are swashing all our buckles with every receipt...)

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    More empty unchecked policies

    The Government adds more and more clauses to it's contracts and procurement conditions. It's not a surprise that many smaller businesses don't think it is worth the bother, and why bigger companies end up with full-time permanent employees just to fill in Government forms for public tenders.

    The problem is that if you employ administrators all they do is create administration.

  3. Anonymous Coward
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    Ha ha bl**dy ha

    Speaking as one former Civil Servant sold to EDS, sold again the HP and who has just been made redundant at 55 - ha ha bl**dy ha.

  4. John Smith Gold badge

    "Train these scum"*

    They'll only leave for a better job.

    *Traditional UK management attitude.

  5. Anonymous Coward
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    don't make me laugh...

    a staff development plan...?

    well, that simply has to rule out EDS...they don't have them

  6. Anonymous Coward
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    more to go...

    another update here -

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