Tuesday 22 September 2020 / 7:53 PM Coronavirus / Rachel Reeves

Government has serious questions to answer on subcontracting contract tracing jobs – Rachel Reeves

Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, responding to Serco handing out contract tracing roles to Concentrix and debt collection companies, said:

“As if continuing outsourcing to a company with such a bad track record wasn’t enough, this government didn’t even ensure that those it was subcontracting were up to the job.

“Instead of outsourcing to tier upon tier of private companies, this Tory government should have put money into our public services which know local communities better, and are far more efficient.

“With the testing system on the brink of collapse when we need it most, the government has serious questions to answer on why this subcontractor – embroiled in scandal and with a track record of failing government services – was given responsibility for part of one of the most systems in our country.”