dec 042013
 

Company has apologised to Ministry of Justice and issued credit notes for £23.3m incorrectly billed between 2005 and 2013 G4S said that an external review had confirmed it had been wrong to consider it was contractually entitled to bill for monitoring offenders when tags had not been fitted or after they had been removed. Photograph: Jeff Blackler/REX Private security company G4S has admitted it has overcharged the Ministry of Justice more than £24m on its contract for the electronic monitoring [lees verder]

dec 042013
 

Cost: Scandal-hit security firm G4S facing claims it charged the Government for tagged people who were either dead or back in prison Security firms faced a criminal probe today over claims it charged the taxpayer to tag offenders who were dead or back in prison. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling called in the Serious Fraud Office to consider investigating G4S Care and Justice Services, part of the company disgraced last year for failing to supply enough Olympic security staff. Another firm, [lees verder]

dec 042013
 

Taxpayers were charged tens of millions of pounds for ‘phantom’ electronic tags on criminals who were either dead, in jail or had left the country. Two private firms, G4S and Serco, are accused of wrongly billing for tens of thousands of tags which had either been removed or simply never fitted. Estimates suggest up to one in six of the 18,000 tags the Ministry of Justice was billed for every day were not real. Taxpayers could have overpaid two private [lees verder]

dec 042013
 

Serious Fraud Office investigates G4S claim of over-charging for government contracts Whitehall contracts running into billions of pounds are being urgently reviewed after the Government disclosed that two major firms had charged the taxpayer to monitor non-existent electronic tags, some of which had been assigned to dead offenders. In an announcement that throws the Coalition’s privatisation drive into disarray, the Serious Fraud Office was called in to investigate G4S, the world’s largest security company, over contracts dating back over a [lees verder]

dec 042013
 

Justice secretary tells MPs he has called in Serious Fraud Office to investigate private security firm for overcharging The overcharging included billing for tracking the movements of people who had died. Photograph: David Davies/PA The Serious Fraud Office has been called in by the justice secretary to investigate the private security company G4S for overcharging tens of millions of pounds on electronic tagging contracts for offenders. Chris Grayling told MPs the overcharging included billing for tracking the movements of people [lees verder]

dec 042013
 

Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, has asked the Serious Fraud Office to investigate security firm G4S after a review found the Government had been overcharged by tens of millions of pounds in its electronic tagging contract. A review has found G4S and rival security company Serco both over-billed the taxpayer for running the tagging schemes, in what the minister said was a “wholly indefensible and unacceptable state of affairs”. It included charging the government for tagging offenders who had died, [lees verder]