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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.
The public want to see services brought back in-house as well as an increase in central Government spending on public services, new survey reveals.
The outsourcing company Serco has negotiated a nearly £20m reduction in the price it will pay for Carillion’s NHS healthcare contracts.
Failures in the way major disability benefits are being assessed have led to a loss of trust in the system, MPs have warned today.
Why are many local authorities being left with ineffective checks on the financial position of contractors? Richard Brooks explains.
Oxfordshire County Councils has paid £10.65m to terminate its contract with Carillion.
A think tank has called for an end to the Government's 'love-in' with outsourcing and Public Finance Initiatives.
Councils across the country are bringing services back in-house following the news Carillion has gone into liquidation.