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The number of social care providers handing back contracts to councils has more than doubled in 2018, new research has revealed.
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.
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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.
2019 looks set to be a year of interesting challenges and opportunities for local government. Tiffany Cloynes and Clare Hardy offer their predictions for the year ahead.
Councils are increasingly forging deals with smaller companies rather than big outsourcing contractors, according to the latest figures.
Andy Preston explores how local government procurement has changed this year and how councils can meet updated procurement policy.
Local authorities have three weeks to find alternative providers for thousands of elderly and vulnerable people after a major care services company pulled out of the market.
A major care services provider is winding up all its contracts with local authorities after regulators warned it was about to go bust.