Home Office Still ‘Not Got A Grip’ of Emergency Services Network, Despite 3 Year Extension


The Home Office still has not ‘got a grip’ of the Emergency Services Network (ESN) project, despite being granted a three year extension and an increased budget up to £3.1 billion.

This is according to a new report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that highlights a department with an “unhealthy ‘good news’ culture,” which resulted in erroneous optimism with regards to the cost and length of the project.

PAC chair Meg Hillier commented that: “Neither the emergency services, nor the PAC, are convinced that the Home Office has a credible plan to deliver a reliable

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