John Hooton 01 September 2017

Commissioning for the future

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Barnet’s approach to tackling austerity has seen it hit the headlines in recent years. If you cast your mind back to 2009, we were dubbed easyCouncil, and we made headlines again in 2013 after putting pen to paper on a ten-year deal with Capita.

However, with these contracts comprising just 10% of our total budget, and our environmental, children’s and adult social care services delivered in-house, the idea of Barnet being ‘the most outsourced council in the country’ has always been more rhetoric than reality.

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