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Greenwich council has decided to take some services back in-house after warnings that the companies it set up are facing financial problems.
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.
Small businesses have called for ‘tougher penalties’ for large companies that pay their suppliers late to protect them from another Carillion-style collapse.
Councils are still awarding outsourcing contracts to companies that have recently issued profit warnings, new research has revealed.
Mark Whitehead looks at how 'best value' is overtaking 'best price' when it comes to local government procurement.
Local government staff who have had their roles outsourced will receive increased pensions protections under new proposals published today.
Councils are increasingly forging deals with smaller companies rather than big outsourcing contractors, according to the latest figures.
Turbulent waters lie ahead in 2019, says Mark Whitehead, and councils will need to watch events carefully
Geed up by a spirit of entrepreneurialism, councils up and down the land were busy exploring new ways to respond to their communities in 2018.
From council pay rises to troubled outsourcing firms, here is our countdown of the 100 most popular stories on LocalGov during 2018.