G4S must pay record fines for breaching Ministry of Justice contracts

It is clear that G4S is not a company that is fit to benefit from UK government work contracts.

I suggest that, not because of the story quoted below, but because of this one.

And this one.

And this one.

And this one.

And this one.

And this one.

And this one.

And this one.

Some commentators thought there must be a connection between government ministers and G4S shareholders – but that seems not to be the case.

So that leaves us with the question: Why does the Conservative government keep employing these utter incompetents?

Is it because they want to sabotage the services that G4S provides?

For the sake of privatisation?

But, if privatised, how would the service get better? We know that private providers are utterly inept!

Global security giant G4S faced a record £2.8m of fines for breaching its contract with the Ministry of Justice last year, HuffPost UK can reveal.

The huge sum collected in 2016/17 was higher than the previous three years combined, with two prisons – HMP Parc, in Bridgend, and HMP Rye Hill, in Warwickshire – forced to pay the highest amounts.

G4S’s justice contracts include five private prisons, a secure training centre and two immigration removal centres.

The latest figures mean G4S has been fined almost £7m since 2010, but the firm has refused to say how many separate fines that represents or what they were for.

Source: Security Giant G4S Faces Record Fines Of Almost £3m For Breaching Of Ministry Of Justice Contracts


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7 thoughts on “G4S must pay record fines for breaching Ministry of Justice contracts

  1. jeffrey davies

    hmmm.Some commentators thought there must be a connection between government ministers and G4S shareholders – but that seems not to be the case.
    has anyone asked the question about mays partner and his pension fund board he sits on whot companies do they own one wonders has they our government fill their pockets with our monies that they all should be marched through traitors gate

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Jeffrey – EVERYBODY has asked the question about Theresa May’s husband, to the point at which G4S released a public statement that he has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with them. Link to my story is in the article.

  2. NMac

    I have long suspected some sort of corrupt relationship between Tories and G4S. Nothing has allayed my suspicions.

  3. trev

    I find the presence of G4SS Guards in the Jobcentre to be rather intimidating, and if the DWP were treating Claimants properly in the first place why would they need to have these bodyguards hovering about? Signing on should be a pleasant experience not one filled with fear, anxiety, confrontation.

  4. Jenny

    Powys has contracted Peopleplus to run its Direct Payment support service.It is not fit for purpose. Guess what? Peopleplus is a profitmaking arm of G4S.

  5. Dez

    I guess paying these large fines have no real impact if the Government overpaid them vast contract amounts for the alleged services they stated they could provide. Maybe they built in failure fines into their so called bidding war so they only had to provide substandard service levels and just pay fines when Government woke up to what was going on. One day someone will tell the truth on these Government contracts but not a good omen for that jeremys outsoucing plans for the NHS.

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