It’s not that often any central government IT system, let alone one from HMRC, gets a glowing write-up in the media. Far too often it’s a case of delays and cost over-runs, so kudos to the team who have pulled off this result:
A £45MILLION super-computer has helped Revenue officials grab back an extra £2billion from tax-dodgers.
But take a close look at the photo in The Sun illustrating the story. What’s that on the computer screen?
It’s really just Microsoft Word with one word in a big font.
I do hope there’s actually rather more to this whizzy new computer system…