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British Army CRIPPLED by recruitment problems as private firm Capita comes under fire

December 14, 2018 12:31 PM
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British Army CRIPPLED by recruitment problems as private firm Capita comes under fire

BRITISH Army outsourcing firm Capita is crippling the military by missing targets by 30 percent - despite hiking the cost of its contract with the Ministry of Defence by an eye-watering £182million.

It was supposed to deliver savings of £267million annually, and of that the Army estimates Capita has achieved a minuscule £25million over a six-year period.

Conservative MP Mark Francois demanded Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson scrap the contract with the company.

He said: “The secretary of state, Gavin Williamson, told the defence committee some weeks ago that if Capita did not perform, he would sack them.

Capita also increased the cost of its contract by more than 20 percent which they cited was to fund a new online recruitment system.

General Nick Carter, chief of the defence staff, renegotiated the contract with the company last year, with the Army adding they have seen signs of improvement after applications for the military hit a five-year high.

Source: express.co.uk

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