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Reading Borough Council plans to undertake a programme of ‘huge scale privatisation’ that will affect thousands of council workers, union warns.
Outsourcing contracts signed by local councils fell by £59m in the first six months of this year, compared to the same time period in 2017, new figures reveal.
Politicians are urging the home secretary to prevent a 'humanitarian crisis' by halting outsourcing company's plans to evict hundreds of failed asylum seekers.
Barnet Council is considering taking seven services back in-house, under a review of its outsourcing partnership with Capita.
The Government has announced a package of measures aimed at rebuilding trust after the collapse of outsourcing construction company Carillion earlier this year.
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.