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.
‘Living wills are not enough on their own’
The post-Carillion move by the Government to get outsourcing companies to draw up ‘living wills’ to protect services has been generally welcomed by the sector – but concerns remain, according to Hiba Mahamadi
Javid: Asylum housing system could be overhauled
Schemes for homing asylum seekers across the country could be overhauled following heavy criticism from councils.
Liverpool City Council brings development company in-house
Economic development firm, Liverpool Vision, is being taken in-house by the city council.
Plans for collapse to be demanded from outsourcing firms
Firms providing outsourced public services will have to draw-up plans in case of their collapse, the Government has announced.
Tying the knot
Trust and transparency are key to councils succeeding when contracting out services in a post-Carillion era, writes Bethanie Roughley
Local government outsourcing figures slump
Council spending on outsourcing has dwindled over the summer, according to the latest figures.
Trafford fines Amey £1m over performance
Trafford MBC has penalised contractor Amey to the tune of £1m over service failings, it has emerged.
Councils withhold £32m from PFI providers
Research has found that £32m was withheld from PFI providers over performance issues last year.
Reform outsourcing to avoid £30bn bill, think-tank warns
Bringing outsourced services in-house would cost local government billions, a think-tank has calculated.
SOLACE Summit: Miller calls for social value approach change
Council chief executives have heard a rallying cry for them to bring their influence to bear on increasing social value’s role in procurement.
Reform outsourcing to restore confidence, think-tank urges
Councils are looking at new ways of providing services as outsourcing slumps, a think-tank has found in a report published today.
Bishop oversees council talks with protesters
The Bishop of Sheffield has been mediating in talks between the city council and protesters against tree felling.
Report warns of 'dangerous' reliance on suppliers
Councils are concentrating more than half their total spend with their top five suppliers, new research has revealed.
Westminster brings 'failing' commercial venture in-house
Westminster City Council is to bring its arms-length housing company back under direct control following cultural and management failings.
Market 'saturated' with council trading companies
Almost two-thirds of councils have established trading companies, new research has found.
Lincolnshire to renew troubled Serco contract
Lincolnshire CC is to renew its support services contract with Serco for a further two years.