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ID card contract cancellation could be costly

ZDNet - The new government's plans to scrap the National Identity Scheme, biometric passports and ContactPoint could be expensive if they involve prematurely cancelling contracts. Vendors including IBM, CSC, Thales and Capgemini hold existing contracts relating to programmes like the National Identity Register (NIR), the next generation of biometric passports and the ContactPoint children's database. All are set to be cancelled by the new coalition government.<