Home Office ordered to pay £224m to e-Borders firm
The Home Office has been told to pay £224m to a major US corporation it sacked for failing to deliver a controversial secure borders programme.
Ministers will pay Raytheon £50m in damages, plus other costs.
The order to make the payments comes from a binding arbitration tribunal.
The e-borders programme launched by Labour ministers in 2003 was a £1bn attempt to reform border controls. In 2007 Raytheon won a nine-year contract for the programme.
The BBC's Dominic Casciani reports.
18 Aug 2014
- From the section UK