Serco profits have doubled – because the Tories PAID for its test-and-trace failure

The Tories have been pigging out on public money again: Serco is run by the brother of a former Tory MP who also happens to be the grandson of Winston Churchill.

Happy days are here again for government outsourcing firm Serco.

The company’s shareholders have enjoyed a £17 million dividend after the company doubled its profits in 2020.

What was the source of these profits? Government contracts to handle Covid-19, including huge amounts for ‘Test and Trace’.

And what did Serco provide in return for those contracts? Absolutely nothing, it seems. The National Audit Office said there was no evidence the £22bn programme had reduced rates of Covid-19 in England.

If that’s the case, then Serco failed to honour its contract, which was to deliver a system for tracking Covid-19 infections in order to isolate the people spreading the virus and stop it from progressing.

Why, then, did the government pay up?

Could it be because Serco is run by Rupert Soames, brother of former Tory MP Nicholas and grandson of legendary Tory PM Winston Churchill?

Could it be that Serco is yet another arm of the Tory ‘Chumocracy’?

If you’re in any doubt, remember this: Soames himself has pocketed a whopping £4.9 million for his contribution to the fiasco.

Source: Serco brazens out Covid calamity as the profits roll in | Serco | The Guardian

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1 thought on “Serco profits have doubled – because the Tories PAID for its test-and-trace failure

  1. disabledgrandad

    So let me get this right we paid Serco 22 BILLION and The National Audit Office said there was no evidence the £22bn programmes had reduced rates of Covid-19 in England? FFS why the hell did we give these shysters a flipping penny?

    Let me guess Tory scum giving crap contracts with no oversite and need to show proof of effectiveness at any point so we end up with this mess!!!

    No wonder so many Tory scummers after office goes and work for this scummy company but were told there is no collusion, no scandal. Nothing to see here just go back to sleep and let us rob you blind!!!

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