Is insourcing the default?

By Dan Corry | 20 August 2019
  • Dan Corry

The Labour Party recently published a paper about local government outsourcing, arguing that it has gone too far and that the default should clearly be for services to be provided in-house. Depending on your prior views, this was either welcomed as a crushing end to some appalling neoliberal behaviour or a massive and regrettable blow against something that has at last forced councils to be more efficient.

The reality appears to be more nuanced. It is actually a rather well thought through paper that gets to the heart of many issues that have bedevilled outsourcing, so I think it is worth taking seriously.

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