Court interpreting criticised as ‘wholly inadequate’ in damning NAO report

Ministry of Justice criticised for ‘courtroom chaos’ as ALS was too small to meet £90m contract and boycotted by interpreters The Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) privatisation of court interpreting services became “fully operational before it was ready” and was initially “wholly inadequate”, according to a highly critical report by the National Audit Office. The monopoly […]


Continue reading…

 

Ministers ‘discussed sacking’ striking staff

Culture secretary said questions had been raised about whether to fire workers threatening to strike on eve of London 2012 Ministers have discussed sacking UK Border Agency staff threatening to strike ahead of the Olympics, Jeremy Hunt has said. The culture secretary insisted he did not want to “escalate” the row ahead of the planned […]


Continue reading…

 

Online criminal records checks to save Surrey council £300,000

County council replaces paper-based Criminal Records Bureau checks with online system Surrey county council has launched a new system to conduct Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks in an effort to cut costs and improve efficiency. The local authority said that the new system, which is being provided by technology firm Atlantic Data, will save up […]


Continue reading…

 

Web criminal records checks to save Surrey council £300,000

County council replaces paper-based Criminal Records Bureau checks with online system Surrey county council has launched a new system to conduct Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks in an effort to cut costs and improve efficiency. The local authority said that the new system, which is being provided by technology firm Atlantic Data, will save up […]


Continue reading…