G4S and Serco stripped of electronic tagging contracts

Private security giants G4S and Serco are to be stripped of all responsibilities for electronically tagging criminals following an overcharging scandal, the Ministry of Justice has announced. Capita will take over the contracts on an interim basis.

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G4S and Serco to lose electronic tagging contracts

Private security giants G4S and Serco are to be stripped of all responsibilities for electronically tagging criminals following an overcharging scandal.

Electronic monitoring contracts will be handed over to rival firm Capita on an interim basis at the end of the financial year, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said.

Capita is in the running to take on the contracts permanently.

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