Contracting out doesn’t improve efficiency – it just makes it easier to pay people less.
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TweetWith the memory of the G4S debacle at the beginning of the summer still sore, today’s news that the government plans to outsource huge swathes of the probation service will be met by cynicism and concern. British government use of the private sector to run services has had a difficult history. However, the justice secretary […]
Alex Hern asks why the government’s crackdown on rewards for failure isn’t extending to firms which work almost entirely for the government – like A4e
From a4e to the care homes scandal, the outsourced sector is simply out of control with bonuses for poor performance.
Barnet council’s audit committee was held in front of a packed room last Thursday – as residents heard a dmaning indictement of the Tory council.
Among those selected by the government to carry out its welare to work programme are Atos, G4S and Serco – all have dubious records carrying out public sector contracts.
He works from a humble office, holds meetings with trade unions and plans to centralise Whitehall purchasing. Is Tory Francis Maude a secret Fabian?
The Conservative-led government’s ‘Open public services’ white paper is expected any day; it is a rush to outsource our public services on a scale that threatens the very notion of what is ‘public’, writes Unite’s John Earls.