Category Archives: UK

Hodge hits at government ‘complacency’ over G4s and Serco

Hodge hits at government ‘complacency’ over G4s and Serco The Guardian By Rajeev Syal 9 September 2014 Margaret Hodge accused the government of shocking complacency yesterday after it emerged that two outsourcing firms being investigated for alleged fraud over Ministry … Continue reading

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G4S’ Guantánamo Contract is a British Embarrassment

Kevin LoCorporate Social Responsibility Advocate, Reprieve G4S’ Guantánamo Contract is a British Embarrassment Posted: 08/09/2014 17:25 BST Updated: 08/09/2014 17:59 BST The largest security services firm in the world, British company G4S, has accepted a £71million contract to run “base … Continue reading

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Government must beef up contract management, says watchdog

September 2014 Last updated at 06:51 ET Government must beef up contract management, says watchdog Continue reading the main story Related Stories ‘Bar G4S and Serco contracts’ call Labour plan to ‘bust open’ Whitehall Pay top staff more ministers told … Continue reading

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Investigating Mitie, the market leader in UK immigration detention

Investigating Mitie, the market leader in UK immigration detention Phil Miller 4 September 2014 A company called Mitie cleans Odeon cinemas and NHS hospitals . . . Now, all of a sudden, they’re the UK government’s favoured supplier for locking up … Continue reading

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Private security firms ‘bombarding’ UK police with contract work offers

20 August, 14:04 Private security firms ‘bombarding’ UK police with contract work offers Rex Features Download podcast The Chief Constable of one of Britain’s biggest police forces has revealed she is being “bombarded” with offers from private security companies with … Continue reading

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Overcharging by outsourcing giant Serco costs NHS millions

EXCLUSIVE: Overcharging by outsourcing giant Serco costs NHS millions   Richard Whittell , Emily Dugan Wednesday 27 August 2014 Outsourcing giant Serco is embroiled in a fresh misuse of public funds scandal after a company it set up overcharged NHS … Continue reading

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Private firms ‘are using detained immigrants as cheap labour’

Private firms ‘are using detained immigrants as cheap labour’ G4S and Serco saving millions by paying detainees as little as £1 an hour to cook and clean, claim campaigners Kevin Rawlinson The Guardian, Friday 22 August 2014 14.02 EDT Jump … Continue reading

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South Africa’s role in the Private Military Industry in the Post-Cold War conflict environment with specific reference to the South African connection to Erinys Internationalmore

South Africa’s role in the Private Military Industry in the Post-Cold War conflict environment with specific reference to the South African connection to Erinys International Burgert A Senekal 1 Abstract Since 1652, South Africa has played a prominent role in … Continue reading

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Serco says Government is ‘keen to help us’ get through rough patch

Serco says Government is ‘keen to help us’ get through rough patch  LUCY TOBIN  Wednesday 13 August 2014 The Government is back on side with Serco, just a year after the emergence of the multi-million pound offender tagging scandal, the outsourcer’s new … Continue reading

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Serco Awarded $22.7 Million Contract to Support Deployable Medical Systems

Serco Awarded $22.7 Million Contract to Support Deployable Medical Systems Posted on: 28 Jul 14 PR Newswire RESTON Va. July 28 2014 RESTON Va. July 28 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Serco Inc. a provider of professional technology and management services announced the … Continue reading

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