Serco profits surge thanks to Covid-19 test-and-trace contract | Business | The Guardian


Shares rise 18% for firm heavily criticised for its role in contact-tracing system

Source: Serco profits surge thanks to Covid-19 test-and-trace contract | Business | The Guardian

One thought on “Serco profits surge thanks to Covid-19 test-and-trace contract | Business | The Guardian

  1. So, Serco profits have soared, so good news for their investors, put what about COVID-19 and the Test and Trace contract and its success rate or to be more correct its failure rate.

    The failure of this contract and others in the Private Sector are abysmal, while the costs are gigantic. For the gigantic costs the Test and Trace procedures and the success rate should be ‘gold plated’, while currently it is less than ‘scrap iron’.

    COVID-19 is again on the increase and the increase is gaining speed and a reliable Test and Trace system is needed not today or tomorrow, but yesterday.

    This failure is a national disaster, but the Government still appears to be continuing on this road, whereas there should be an immediate diversion into the public sector and on local levels rather than national.

    Why will not the Government change course, have Serco and the other companies have something on Boris and the Government or are the contracts so, ‘watertight’ that it is impossible to cancel these contracts, without a further huge cost in finance terms. But a huge cost is happening in health terms.

    So, is cost more important than health, well it appears so.

    I say to Boris, put the country and its population first, rather than costs.

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