Goodnight, sweetheart deals

By Mark Cook and Craig Dearden-Phillips | 21 February 2014

Since 2010, about 50 new staff-led mutuals have been set up from local authorities in England.  Nearly all have been granted uncontested initial contracts of up to 3 years from their council. 

Want full article access?

Receive The MJ magazine each week and gain access to all the content on this website with a subscription.

Full website content includes additional, exclusive commentary and analysis on the issues affecting local government.


Already a subscriber? Login

Budgets and efficiency Whitehall

Coronavirus Update


In light of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, some of you may not be able to receive your copy of TheMJ magazine. If you’d like to change your delivery address, please contact our subscriptions department at
Read The MJ for free

Keep up to date by subscribing to our daily newsletter

theMJ products