Monday 14 June 2021 / 3:14 PM Angela Rayner / Coronavirus

Angela Rayner comments on Serco’s £200m profit forecast from failed Test and Trace programme

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader and Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, commenting on the news that Serco’s profit forecast has been upgraded for the second time to £200m as a result of test and trace contracts, said:

“Under the Conservatives, taxpayers’ money has been handed out to line the pockets of big outsourcing companies in return for failure after failure.

“The public will be able to compare the failed Test and Trace – run for private profit, with the vaccine roll out – run by our NHS in the public interest, and ask why Serco and other outsourcing companies are being rewarded for their failure.

“Labour will insource our public services so they are run for the public, not private profit.”