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Councils would be £1.5bn better off under a Labour Government, the shadow secretary of state for communities and local government tells Labour conference
More than half of outsourcing deals by councils fail to take the needs of people with disabiilities into account, according to a business pressure group.
Chief executive of Barnet LBC, John Hooton, explains why they have chosen the best-placed delivery partner for the job.
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’.