Have any friends of the Government
set up an off-the-shelf £100 Ltd Company to funnel this through & take a sizeable commision yet?
Many expected an increase in paperwork after the UK left the EU, but £900m on printers seems bit much. Still, Crown Commercial Service – the UK's central government buying team which takes a 1 per cent commission on sales in procurements it manages – is launching a framework encouraging suppliers to chase that sizable currency …
Good point, I'm sure there will be some friends of friends who manage to skim off this as well.
On another point: I remember in the 90s being told that going paperless would save the world... well here I am nearly 30 years later and most companies now use a tiny fraction of the paper they did in the past, even customers get billed electronically these days..... but it's difficult to see that it's had the advertised impact.
Was it oversold?
Friends of the government, friends of MPs, friends of big city governments, friends of lobbyists, and, of course, the Usual Suspects will be skimming for all they're worth churning out nice buttery profits.
But one comment on the paperless society, especially when it comes to governments. The digital divide means that paper is needed to serve the poorer levels of society.
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