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G4S and Serco keep hold of Ministry of Justice criminal tagging contracts

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Ministry of Justice’s attempt to replace G4S and Serco as the service providers responsible for the electronic tagging of criminals has failed, the Financial Times has reported.

After the two suppliers were found to be overcharging the government for the offender-tagging service, the contract was handed over to Capita, valued at £400 million over the course of six years. However, the FT claims that this contract has not yet been successfully delivered, meaning G4S and Serco are still providing, and being paid for, tagging services.

G4S has been paid a total of £8.7 million for electronic tagging since March 2014, with Serco making £4.5 million off the service over the same period of time.

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