The next steps are likely to be;Big heads of sheds meeting about accomodation
"Ministers have demanded daily briefings from military housing bosses to turn around the ‘completely unacceptable’ service that contractors have provided to troops and their families."
The extraordinary intervention follows The Mail on Sunday's report that hundreds of personnel had been left without heating or hot water as they waited for repairs in rundown homes.www.dailymail.co.uk
It will be interesting to see just how much of the talk becomes actual action.
"Yes minister, the contract was poorly specified when signed. The contractor is struggling to deliver what was contracted and cannot do better with the money being paid to them. If the contractor walks away then it will take months to specify and let a new contract with no support to the housing in the interim. Based on the last contract round, no new contractor will offer a better service at the money available. Our only option then is to pay the current contractor lots more money (sourced from unknown budget elsewhere) for a slowly and slightly better service."
Not involved in the process myself but have seen other defence contracts go down that track before...