ID Card Savings Minimal
There are three main contracts in place relating to the Identity Card system; one with CSC valued at £385 million, one with IBM for £265 million and one with Thales for £18 million. The only contract to be cut altogether will be the Thales contract which relates to the launch of Identity Cards nationwide, however it is believed that the Government will have to pay for breaking the contract. The other two contracts will remain in place largely unaffected.
A spokesperson for the Home Office said that “The cancellation of Identity Cards will have a limited impact on the contract with IBM, as much of the capability it delivers is required for IPS (passport) and UKBA use. The majority of the contract will remain in place to build and operate the Asylum Fingerprint System replacement.”
Commonwealth Contractors is a collection of highly skilled professionals from the Commonwealth and beyond. We partner with OISC Registered Immigration Partners capable of professionally representing Tier 1 Visa Applications / Extensions AND Tier 2 Licensed Consultancy & Associated Trust Partners who may be prepared, where required, to sponsor a Medical, Information Technology (IT) or Engineering Professional on a Tier 2 Visa (formerly UK Work Permit).
To find out more call Commonwealth Contractors now on 0330 390 9021 or Submit your details now and we will get right back to you. Please be prepared to send a copy of a recent CV so that we can pass to interested partners.