Oxfordshire County Council has decided to end the majority of its outsourcing contract with Carillion as it no longer makes ‘commercial sense’.
A lack of commercial skills in local authorities is a ‘significant barrier’ to successful outsourcing, report finds.
Local authorities should secure a digital services commitment when negotiating outsourcing arrangements, survey report says.
Spending on IT and technology procurement increased dramatically last year with over £800m of outsourcing deals signed by councils.
Pembrokeshire County Council looks set to ‘throw out’ plans to outsource local leisure services to a charitable trust, union says.
The current trend among councils of standardising services and outsourcing contracts to big national charities and multinational companies is ‘counterproductive’, campaigners warn.
A dispute over Glasgow City Council’s moves to privatise IT provision has been resolved with union members voting to accept a deal that protects ‘jobs, terms and conditions and current employment status’.
A number of social care services are to be brought back in-house by Buckinghamshire County Council after it ‘lost confidence’ in care provider.
The quality of care and terms and conditions for the workforce have declined as a result of increased privatisation, according to a new report.
A review of a controversial contract between Barnet Council and private company Capita has revealed overall savings of £31m and high levels of resident satisfaction.