£2.25 million for cancelling photo ID card contract

According to the Telegraph UK taxpayers will pay £2.25 million to compensate companies contracted for national photo ID card program that was cancelled last year. Out of the pool Thales, an information systems company would get over £2m, 3M would get £183k and £68k would go to Cable and Wireless. Thales was additional compensated for securely destroying the data and decommissioning the program; the cost of that operation reached £400k.

Full story at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/8326468/ID-card-scheme-to-cost-taxpayers-2.25-milliion-in-compensation.html
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