HMRC signs £2m deal to connect 27 offices with wide-area network

Tax agency agrees two-year contract with specialist cloud, networks and telecoms technology firm
HMRC's 100 Parliament Street headquarters, by Steph Gray via Flickr

By Sam Trendall

16 Sep 2020

HM Revenue and Customs is set to connect 27 offices around the country with a managed wide-area network, it has emerged.

The tax agency signed a two-year deal that came into effect on 1 July, newly published transparency data reveals. The contract, which is worth £2.25m, was awarded to hSo, a company specialising in cloud, networks, and telecoms technology.

The deal was awarded through the £5bn Network Services 2 framework that launched a year ago.

The department is currently about halfway through a 10-year programme of transformation that includes plans to bring the vast majority of staff together across 13 regional hubs around the country – compared with a previous total of 170 separate locations.

Founded 20 years ago, hSo is based in east London. Its most recently available accounts, for the year to 31 March 2019, show a pre-tax profit of £26,000 on turnover of £11m.

Sam Trendall is editor of  CSW’s sister title Public Technology, where a version of this story first appeared

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