From Atos to CSC, Universal Credit to E-borders: eight of the worst public sector IT disasters

Biggest IT disasters in recent memory

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Time and again when the public hears of a grandiose new IT scheme from government it's matched by well-deserved scepticism from the old hands that have seen it all before.

The arc goes something like this: ambitious project, outsourcing, bloat, disaster, crash, spend, spend.

To celebrate this familiar pattern we thought we'd round up a few of the most significant public sector IT disasters in the UK in living memory...