A leaked dossier to the Mirror suggests that the Test & Trace system, which cost the taxpayers £37bn is to be dismantled sooner than expected.
The top bureaucrats in charge of the programme have alerted 10,000 call agents that their services will no longer be required as the scheme is running out of money.
This follows recent news from the central government confirming that by March 2022, the whole app will discontinue.
Speculations exist around the future of Test & Trace’s legacy. Some believe that years from now, analysts will question the whole point of its existence as it did failed to deliver from day one.