Galliford Try wins Meridian Water contract
Galliford Try Partnerships has fended off competition to win the first contract for Enfield LBC’s £6bn Meridian Water development.
Hackney insources work due to badly behaved contractors
‘Poor behaviour’ by contractors has led to an overhaul of housing services at Hackney LBC.
Enfield to name first developer on £6bn Meridian Water project
A developer is expected to be chosen next week to deliver the first 725 homes at Enfield LBC’s £6bn Meridian Water scheme.
Investigation launched into Grant Thornton's Interserve audits
A financial watchdog has announced an investigation into Grant Thornton over its auditing of Interserve.
Serco's Glasgow asylum evictions ruled lawful
Serco has fended off a legal challenge to its plan to evict failed asylum seekers in Glasgow.
Councillors grill Capita over planning service
Directors of an outsourced planning service have been taken to task by councillors.
LGA holds meets with critical sector suppliers
The Local Government Association (LGA) has opened talks with ‘strategic’ suppliers in a bid to mitigate the fallout from a future Carillion-style collapse.
Allerdale agrees private model for stadium construction
Allerdale BC is turning to the private sector to build its new stadium in Workington.
Report calls for outsourcing reform - but warns against ban
Government needs private firms and charities to deliver public services but should improve the rules for outsourcing, a think tank has said.
Westminster insources housing service
Westminster City Council is bringing its housing stock back in house from 1 April, it has said.
Hampshire invests £67m in care tech project
Hampshire CC is to invest up to £67m in technology in a bid to improve care and bring down costs.
Councils transfer services amid healthcare trust closure
A healthcare trust running care services across two counties has announced it is likely to close.
Tough times for outsourced firms
It’s been a tough few years to be a company involved in outsourced services to the public sector.
Government shirks Brexit procurement overhaul
Hopes for an overhaul of procurement rules after Brexit appear to have been dashed.
Outsourcing giant Interserve to go into administration
One of the public sector’s biggest outsourcing companies, Interserve, will enter administration.
Councils agree 'zero tolerance' of abuse and assaults on staff
Workers for a major council outsourcing company have suffered 350 incidents of physical assault, abuse and threats in the past year, new figures have revealed.
Council faces soaring waste contract costs
Derbyshire Dales DC is braced for a hike in costs when its waste and recycling contract with Serco expires next year.
Worcestershire to transfer education services to company
Worcestershire CC is expected to give the green light to widen the scope of its children’s services company next week.
Controversial enforcement firm loses second contract
A controversial enforcement firm has had its second council contract terminated within a matter of months.
Interserve rejects rival rescue bid
Doubts have arisen over outsourcing giant Interserve’s rescue deal after its largest shareholder mounted a rival bid.