Category Archives: UK

G4S paid author of ‘independent’ youth prison report as consultant

G4S paid author of ‘independent’ youth prison report as consultant Former prisons chief Sir Martin Narey said firm’s Rainsbrook unit, which inspectors condemned months earlier, treated children ‘overwhelmingly well’ Martin Narey has been a paid consultant for G4S for three … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Control, UK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Questions over Serco’s “independent” monitors and it’s Contract with the Crown

EXCLUSIVE: Questions over Serco‘s “independent” monitors and it’s Contract with the Crown TheDailyBlog.co.nz By Frank Macskasy]]> 29 July 2015, There are six questions that beg to be answered by the various inquiries currently under way;. https://fmacskasy.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/serco-logo-d.png. Questions have arisen regarding … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Contracts, UK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

UK MoD extends use of Lockheed’s logistics technology

UK MoD extends use of Lockheed’s logistics technology 27 July 2015 Lockheed Martin has received a contract to continue the management of millions of military equipment parts used by the UK Armed Forces. Awarded by the UK Ministry of Defence … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Contracts, UK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Time to End Gurkha Recruitment in the British Army

Time to End Gurkha Recruitment in the British Army by Roshan Kissoon / July 21st, 2015 The recent celebration of two hundred years of Gurkha recruitment into the British Army in London, at the Royal Chelsea Hospital on the 11th … Continue reading

Posted in UK | Tagged | Leave a comment

Special Operations: SAS Has Gone Gurkha

Special Operations: SAS Has Gone Gurkha Next Article → SYRIA: Iranian Victory Dismays Rebels July 17, 2015: It was recently revealed that the British SAS commandos have, since about 2010 recruited a dozen Gurkhas. The SAS, who were the original … Continue reading

Posted in UK | Tagged | Leave a comment

Can Winston Churchill’s grandson save Serco? And is it worth saving?

Business Can Winston Churchill’s grandson save Serco? And is it worth saving? The Guardian By Sam Knight 6 July 2015 12:27 Serco capitalised on decades of government privatisation before scandal and mismanagement made it a poster-child for the dangers of … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Outsourcing/Privatization, UK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Female prison custody officer who was allegedly assaulted as she escorted prisoner at court dies

Female prison custody officer who was allegedly assaulted as she escorted prisoner at court dies Published 03/07/2015 | 15:42 Open Gallery 2 Lorraine Barwell, 54, was being treated at a London hospital A woman prison custody officer who was allegedly … Continue reading

Posted in Casualties, UK | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Probation officers feel betrayed by ‘shambolic’ part-privatisation

Probation officers feel betrayed by ‘shambolic’ part-privatisation Survey finds staff unequivocally opposed to government changes, which they say are a detrimental assault on public sector values Probation service staff were very vocal in their dismay over plans to privatise 70% … Continue reading

Posted in Outsourcing/Privatization, UK | Tagged , | Leave a comment

G4S – the firm behind London 2012 Olympics shambles – given police powers

G4S – the firm behind London 2012 Olympics shambles – given police powers 17:43, 4 July 2015 By Nick Dorman The firm’s staff will be able to take names and addresses and confiscate booze from under 18s Powers: Some G4S … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, UK | Tagged , | Leave a comment

G4S security guard arrested on suspicion of kidnap and trafficking while working at magsitrates’ court

G4S security guard arrested on suspicion of kidnap and trafficking while working at magsitrates’ court 13:03, 3 July 2015 By Jonathan Humphries All G4S staff must be vetted, cleared and licensed for work, which includes being cleared by the Ministry … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, UK | Tagged , | Leave a comment