Laura Sharman 06 February 2019

Local government outsourcing fell by more than £80m in 2018

Local government outsourcing fell by more than £80m in 2018 image

The total value of outsourcing contracts agreed by councils in 2018 fell by more than £80m in 2018, according to the Arvato UK Outsourcing Index.

The Index revealed that local government signed outsourcing contracts worth £176m in 2018, compared to £258m in the previous year.

Overall though, the public sector outsourcing market soared to a three-year high in 2018 with government organisations signing contracts worth £2.9bn. Spending on IT outsourcing agreements reached £2bn in 2018 – an 84% year-on-year rise, according to the findings.

Debra Maxwell, CEO of Arvato UK and Ireland, said: ‘The government’s focus on technology investment marks an acceleration towards delivering digital by default, and demonstrates that public sector bodies recognise outsourcing as a key strategy to deliver much-needed efficiencies and to boost productivity.

‘Our findings show that procurement teams are increasingly moving away from long-term, high-value contracts, choosing instead to access services through new government frameworks, such as G-cloud, to deliver the transformation they need at speed.’

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Building Services Engineer

Redbridge London Borough Council
£42,684.00 £45,585.00
An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 Building Services Engineers to assist in maintaining the Council's Property Portfolio. Redbridge, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Statutory Compliance Officer

Redbridge London Borough Council
£31,548.00 - £33,291.00
This is an exciting time for the London Borough of Redbridge; we are at the heart of regeneration and change in East London, with... Redbridge, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Planning Officer

North West Leicestershire District Council
Band E, £25,295 - £28,785
Are you an enthusiastic and self-motivated team player who wants to make a major contribution to the work of our Planning and Development Team? Coalville, Leicestershire
Recuriter: North West Leicestershire District Council

Brokerage Officer x2

Redbridge London Borough Council
£33,291.00 - £34,794.00
We are looking for someone whois highly numerate, and able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Redbridge, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Education Support Officer - Sandwell Young Carers

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
£17,802 per annum
If you would like to make a real difference to the lives of the young carers of... Sandwell, West Midlands
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how public sector organisations can unlock the hidden value in their land, and why a new approach to construction could help boost the outcomes of the Government’s One Public Estate programme.

The December issue also considers why learnings from ancient cities could provide the key to promoting wellbeing in the modern built environment. It also contains a case study on how the London Borough of Westminster has provided high quality care for the elderly alongside a block of luxury apartments.

Register for your free digital issue