"It a little frustrating that el reg think excel is the story here rather than “if you starve public services of cash for 10 years don’t be surprised if their systems are held together with sellotape and string”
They claim to have spend something like £12 billion on this broken bollocks. Money is not and never was the issue, it was a total lack of skills and clue. I mean they appointed Dido Harding to run the thing FFS. If that doesn't tell you that it was never expected to work and someone's just pocketed the money, nothing will.