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DVLA to be offshored?

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DVLA to be offshored?

IBM picked up the outsourcing of DVLA Civil Servants in Swansea from Capita. [Frying Pan/Fire]. Now it looks like the work will be offshored to India. A report in Computer Weekly.
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Re: DVLA to be offshored?

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The move has not been publicly announced, and Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union sources cited by the paper said it appears neither IBM nor DVLA were planning to tell anyone about it.

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I can visualize the conversation when you visit the local Licensing Office:
"I'd like a Chicken Madras Curry, Pilau Rice, a poppadom and can you tell me the owner of the car who parks in the street outside my house?"
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Re: DVLA to be offshored?

but that report is dated Monday 19 March 2012 09:11 ...
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These things take time to organise.
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dated Monday 19 March 2012 09:11 ...

Weird that - just came through on my email today from CW.
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the petition didn't do very well http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/31705#
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Re: DVLA to be offshored?

Wrong department has been off shored, it should have been all members of parliament who should have been off shored with no means of communication until election day.
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Agreed glen, that would have been the most appropriate action given the current political climate.
I really can't see this working out well to be honest.
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Yeah... cameron could be king of the cameroons  Cheesy
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IBM seems to be in favour. It has also won the NHS payroll deal. It is not stated in the Computer Weekly report whether it will be staffed from the UK. (It is currently run by a UK subsidiary of another US company).
http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/public-sector/3591113/ibm-to-win-nhs-electronic-staff-record-dea...