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The UK has a new computerised customs system (CDS) scheduled to be delivered in January 2019. It is designed for 60 million (checks?) per year. The Freight Transport Association suggests that this would have to increase to 300 million [under WTO rules?].

Politico reported in March that even the initial delivery for Jan 2019 is in doubt, referring to the treasury Select Committee discussions.

Has the UK governement ever delivered a successful software system on time and to budget, never mind scaled one up by a factor of five during development

by oldremainmer48 on Thu Aug 31st, 2017 at 07:00:10 AM EST
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Does this mean that they won't be able to handle even imports from the US, let alone the EU?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Aug 31st, 2017 at 07:05:39 AM EST
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I have read reports of a scheduled live date in March 2019 which would leave virtually no time for debugging the software and any hardware glitches.  However provided Brexit doesn't introduce a whole new set of rules the actually scaling up from 60 to 300 Million transactions shouldn't present too much of a problem, given modern database and hardware designs, and provided there are enough physical bar code scanners and personnel to input all the data.  There is never a good time to introduce a major software change, but doing so at the point of Brexit seems to be just asking for trouble.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Aug 31st, 2017 at 08:49:04 AM EST
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There is a mistype in the Politico Link which should be

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by oldremainmer48 on Thu Aug 31st, 2017 at 09:59:07 AM EST
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