$36 million of incompetence

The Herald reports:

The Government’s old error-prone MIQ billing system has led to a failure to issue and collect more than $36 million in fees.

Newstalk ZB can reveal invoices for close to 14,400 people weren’t issued due to “incomplete or inaccurate [MIQ] data” – this is despite these people having left managed isolation months ago.

There are also roughly 7800 returnees who officials have not been able to figure out whether, or how much, they should be charged.

If this was the private sector, anyone involved in allowing 15,000 people to not be invoiced would be sacked.

This is not rocket science. Thousands of accommodation providers manage to record who is staying with them, and charge people for it.

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