Tag Archives: outsourcing

Outsourcing child protection services is not the answer

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The competitive process has not delivered value for anyone.

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G4S protecting vulnerable children? Tell Gove it’s a bad idea

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The likes of Atos and Capita could soon get their hands on child protetection.

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Nominate your worst example of outsourcing

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Unison are inviting nominations for the all new ‘Wolfie Awards’ – focusing on waste and service failure caused by the outsourcing of public services.

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Public want Serco banned from government contracts

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Nearly 80 per cent of the public think Serco, the scandal-hit outsourcing company, should not be allowed to bid for public service contracts.

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Outsourcing: the joke has always been on the workers

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Contracting out doesn’t improve efficiency – it just makes it easier to pay people less.

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Comment: why is outsourcing wrong?

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 […]

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Government bonus crackdown ignores the outsourced sector – again

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

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Public sector outsourcing is a mess – and it’s the taxpayer picking up the tab

From a4e to the care homes scandal, the outsourced sector is simply out of control with bonuses for poor performance.

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How bloggers exposed Tory ‘EasyCouncil’ where outsourcing is out of control

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.

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Welfare-to-work companies may be better at ‘playing the game’ than providing services

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.

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