Yesterday I scooted over to Newport to the Office of National Statistics to give a presentation as part of a lunchtime seminar on Universal Credit.
The text accompanying my presentation is available on my page at Scribd.com. You can access it below the fold.
What an excellent read. I’ve heard rumours that the officer working on the test cases are using a DOS based system and notepad and paper to calculate claims. Do you know if there is any truth in this?
Thanks for your comment.
I’m afraid I don’t know the truth of that rumour. I have spoken to several people who have some understanding of the status of the ICT development, including those who interact with DWP at a very senior level, and I am yet to find anyone who thinks the ICT is anywhere near on track to deliver any time soon. Hard to find any evidence that it is anything other than a bit of a mess. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if they were resorting to paper and pencil on occasion.