Private Eye alleges in its Christmas edition (the article is sadly unavailable online) that the IT system procured for the Supreme Court was unnecessarily expensive.   The article, which appears to be based on information obtained under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, alleges that consulting firm, Logica, was retained as consultants for the procurement of the IT and ignored smaller providers of suitable IT solutions for the Court, opting for a more  expensive option from Open Text.  The article alleges that this cost a total of £910,000 whereas the smaller providers could have done the job for as little as £200,000.

UKSC Blog does not know whether there is any truth in these allegations.  We would be happy to print any response from Logica of the Ministry of Justice (none was in the article, nor appears on their respective websites).

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