The BBC have posted a recent article on government expenditure and the breath taking costs for the design and maintenance of the Business Link website.
This is not a typo, the cost per year for the website is £35m. That’s thirty five million english pounds for the design and maintenance of www.businesslink.gov.uk!
The company in charge, Serco have even provided a break down of the costs;
£6.2m on strategy and planning, £4.4m on design and build, £4.7m on hosting and infrastructure, £15.3m on content provision and £4.5m on testing and evaluation.
I cannot work out why design costs would be carried over to year two and three but they are.
The article in full can be found here