Greenwich insources services from struggling companies
Greenwich LBC is to rein in operations at its two companies as they struggle to compete in the outsourcing sector.
Calls to end Trafford-Amey joint venture following investigation
Trafford MBC has been urged to end its joint venture contract with Amey over ‘poor performance’.
'Social care providers will fail' until Green Paper is published
Delays to the social care Green Paper are putting providers at risk of collapse, it has been claimed.
Outsourcing giant Interserve strikes rescue deal
Outsourcing specialist Interserve has agreed a deal with its lenders.
Outsourcers back new recycling funding model
Outsourcing giants have backed moves to force manufacturers to pay the costs of recycling their products.
Wandsworth faces insourcing demand by striking workers
Workers have demanded parking enforcement at Wandsworth LBC be brought in-house as four days of industrial action begin today.
New public services MD appointed in Capita restructure
Capita has appointed Simon Freeman to the position of managing director of its local public services business.
Lawyers call for post-Brexit procurement rule changes
Legal experts have added their weight to calls for changes to procurement rules after Brexit.
Construction firms make shortlist for high-value contracts
Six more firms will be in the running for multi-million pound construction projects after being added to the North West Construction Hub (NWCH).
Outsourced council workers to have pensions protected
Local government staff who have had their roles outsourced will receive increased pensions protections under new proposals published today.
Norse slumps to £2m loss following legal battle
Norse Group has recorded a loss of more than £2m following a costly legal dispute with Haringey LBC.
Cambridge brings service in-house from struggling charity
Cambridge City Council is to bring its cultural events service back in-house, after the charity Cambridge Live ran into financial difficulties.
Barnet expected to insource two Capita services
Barnet LBC is expected to bring two services run by Capita in-house in the coming months.
The longer-term solution to home care's problems requires more than money
Simon Bottery says the decline and fall of Allied Healthcare has not been the disaster some feared. The iceberg straight ahead is workforce and the longer-term solution requires not just money but better, outcomes-based commissioning approaches.
Mears appoints new chairman
Kieran Murphy has been appointed as chairman of housing and social care provider Mears.
Audit shake-up needed to prevent another Carillion, Government reports claim
A new financial regulator and a shake-up of the big four audit firms is needed to prevent another collapse on the scale of Carillion, two reports have found.
Let's ensure Interserve can deliver on its present contracts rather than considering new ones
As uncertainty over the future of Interserve continues, Paul O'Brien of APSE says it would be better to concentrate on ensuring it can deliver the contracts it currently undertakes across the public sector rather than considering awarding new ones.
Kier falls out of FTSE 250 amid outsourcing shares rout
Turmoil in public sector outsourcing has led to a key player tumbling out of the FTSE 250.
Helping take the risk out of ventures
The simple principles of planning, appraising and scrutinising investments in new ventures are easy to state and difficult to do, says chief executive of Local Partnerships Sean Hanson.
Allied urges councils to consider ‘disruption’ before ending contracts
Allied Healthcare has attempted to reassure councils of its long-term future following its takeover.