, GoddersUK wrote

The fun doesn't stop here it seems. In an effort to ensure tried and tested usability and security the DWP have some interesting requirements for online benefits claimants.

That is appalling. Someone should be fired for that. If the only way to access your benefits is by running completely unsupported operating systems and browsers that are attached to the Internet, and it doesn't support the majority of users of the site (who on average will be Windows7+ and Chrome or IE8+), then the DWP have demonstrated once again that they simply cannot be trusted to contract out any kind of IT.

Hell - even the DWP won't be able to access the site before the year is out, because they won't be allowed to run XP/IE6 once it leaves extended warranty less than a year from now.