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Anne Stafford explains why the outcomes of PFI projects have failed to keep pace with expectations.
MPs have condemned the demise of outsourcing construction company Carillion as 'a story of recklessness, hubris and greed'.
Mark Whitehead considers if the local government workplace has suffered due to councils adopting a more market-friendly approach.
Workers employed under an outsourced council contract to sort out waste for recycling have entered the second week of a strike over sick pay.
With Interserve being the latest outsourcing giant to reveal huge losses, what impact could this have on local government? Mark Whitehead reports.
A further outsourcing company supplying local government is facing uncertainty as it revealed huge losses and a tumbling share price.
Capita - the outsourcing company responsible for providing services to local authorities throughout the UK - has reported losses of more than £500m.
Shareholder dividends from outsourced public services have risen by 67% in six years, new research from the TUC has revealed.
Tiffany Cloynes outlines the key issues councils should address to get the most out of their outsourced contracts.
Councils have been urged by the local government ombudsman to keep a ‘robust oversight’ of external contractors to ensure accountability is not lost.