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Farnborough 2016: Industry continues to fleece UK MoD

15th July 2016 - 11:38 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Farnborough


UK defence companies that continue to charge the Ministry of Defence (MoD) unnecessarily for goods or services will be ‘named and shamed’ in a January report, it has emerged.

Independent watchdog the Single Source Regulations Office (SSRO) has found that new regulations have failed to curtail such incidents of overcharging and ‘more has to be done’ by defence companies, the MoD and Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) to comply.

Presenting the SSRO’s findings at the Farnborough International Airshow 2016 (FIA 2016) on 14 July, SSRO chief executive Marcine Waterman said the over-pricing involved non-competitive, single-source contracts where the MoD had …

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