Outsourcing and the (expensive) tangles it can get local government into

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/23/capita-carillion-outsourcing-local-elections-aditya-chakrabortty

The Guardian has the story on its web site – see link above

I recall that during my time as a Sefton Councillor some work was outsourced to both Capita and Arvato with all party agreement. You may not be surprised to hear though that Sefton subsequently brought the Capita work back in house. The Arvato (part of the Bertelsmann Group) 10 year contract signed in 2008 seems to have been far more sustainable though. Here’s a link to the Arvato web page about Sefton Borough:-

www.arvato.com/uk/cases/sefton-council-cs2.html

NHS Privatisation

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/nhs-support-staff-including-50-10227229

The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above.

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Here we go again with parts of the NHS being privatised this time unsurprisingly under a Tory Government. This process started in earnest under the last Labour Government and if memory serves Andy Burnham had a hand in it back then did he not?

Do politicians not understand that we don’t want our NHS in private hands for private profit!