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Test and Trace set for axe with 10,000 job cuts because there's "no money left"

The £37billion Test and Trace scheme is already being dismantled – despite fears of a devastating winter Covid crisis.

A leaked dossier has laid bare plans to axe the shambolic system in 2022. But a major step in winding it down will come next week.

The Sunday Mirror understands the contact tracing system run by Sitel and Serco will be wound up early over crippling costs.

Up to 10,000 contact tracers and call handlers were last week told their jobs were being axed, insiders said.

In briefings by managers, teams were told there was “no money left”.

Changes to the way tracing is done and more use of technology means jobs will be lost.

And although Serco refused to comment, sources say they will not renew their contract when it expires on November 30.

The Government’s plan is contained in a 160-page Whitehall dossier codenamed Operation Rampdown.

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