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Sparks fly over ‘Treasury Tinder’

News has surfaced that Treasury officials have been granted access to a new networking app which operates as an office dating system.

WSJ suspects there are few, if any, Treasury officials that present an appealing romantic prospect. So it is pleasing to hear that the app is officially only being used to connect people for professional coffee-catch ups, and not for more elicit purposes.

But it hasn’t stopped the software being dubbed ‘Treasury Tinder’ behind closed doors. For those reading this that haven’t experienced a divorce in the last two years, Tinder is a mobile dating app boiled down to the simple process of rejecting or ‘liking’ a potential suitor based on a photo.

Instead, the software is used to match Treasury’s 1,300 staff for informal meet-ups around the office and works by locating nearby users also using the ‘networking’ facility.

Following this week’s Government reshuffle, which led to David Gauke being appointed financial secretary to the Treasury, the system currently being trialled could come in handy. 

It is being tested in the hope it will promote the exchange of ideas, improve inter-departmental relations and ultimately develop greater efficiency.

So we can expect that in around 18 months time, the system will be deemed unfit for purpose and consigned to the scrap heap, before the contract is put out to tender with a multi-million pound price tag offered to the winning vendor.


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