IfG: Extend outsourcing reforms to councils

By Michael Burton | 04 March 2020

Government reforms of outsourcing to avoid another Carillion collapse must be extended to local government where commercial skills lag behind Whitehall, a report from the Institute for Government (IfG) think-tank has said.

In its study two years after Carillion went into liquidation, the IfG said reforms laid out in the Cabinet Office’s Outsourcing Playbook on best practice published last year ‘have led to some improvements’.

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