Category Archives: UK

CIPFA calls for ‘open book’ outsourcing deals

CIPFA calls for ‘open book’ outsourcing deals By Richard Johnstone | 26 March 2015 The next government should introduce an ‘open book’ approach to outsourcing contracts to increase transparency and value for money, CIPFA has said. In a briefing published … Continue reading

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Time for an outsourcing wake-up call

Time for an outsourcing wake-up call 20 March 2015 | John Tizard 2 comments Serco’s losses should be a wake-up call for both outsourcers and politicians. We need a review of the impact of and conditions for successful public sector … Continue reading

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A contract to transform

A contract to transform William Hooper On February 16, 2015 http://www.oareborough.com The UK government has been shocked by the weaknesses in its commissioning and contract management of services revealed by the G4S and Serco incidents. At a time that both … Continue reading

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One bath for 12 women and 11 babies: UK asylum housing by G4S

One bath for 12 women and 11 babies: UK asylum housing by G4S John Grayson 7 March 2015 On a suburban street in Leeds, security company G4S packs 23 women and children into one house with a single bathroom. G4S … Continue reading

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Two Serco staff suspended over undercover Yarl’s Wood film

Tuesday 03 March 2015 UK Two Serco staff suspended over undercover Yarl’s Wood film Serco suspends two staff members from the Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre after staff were filmed in an undercover Channel 4 News film on the treatment … Continue reading

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‘Headbutt the bitch’ Serco guard, Yarl’s Wood, a UK immigration detention centre

‘Headbutt the bitch’ Serco guard, Yarl’s Wood, a UK immigration detention centre Jackie Long 2 March 2015 For years women locked up inside Yarl’s Wood, a UK government lock-up in Bedfordshire, have complained of racist abuse, sexual abuse and shoddy … Continue reading

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Mum in fight to stop her ex-husband’s killer being transferred back to Britain from Iraq

 Mum in fight to stop her ex-husband’s killer being transferred back to Britain from Iraq 10:06, 27 February 2015 By Rob Pattinson Charlotte Ryan said it would be devastating for her son Reece if Danny Fitzsimons, who shot dead Paul … Continue reading

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Serco-run immigration centre turned blind eye to corruption, court told

Serco-run immigration centre turned blind eye to corruption, court told Former custody officer at Colnbrook immigration removal centre, in west London, alleged to have been paid £8,000 for tips about lax or ‘cushy’ conditions that resulted in 10 stories in … Continue reading

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Leidos Triumphs in Major UK Support Bid

Leidos Triumphs in Major UK Support Bid 6:42 a.m. EST February 19, 2015 (Photo: MoD) CONNECT 5 TWEET 2 LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE LONDON — Leidos has secured its first major support deal from the UK Defence Ministry, the MoD announced on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Transforming war supply: considerations and rationales behind contractor support to UK overseas military operations in the twenty-first century

Transforming war supply: considerations and rationales behind contractor support to UK overseas military operations in the twenty-first century Author(s): Christopher Kinsey International Journal. 69.4 (Dec. 2014): p494. Abstract Since the end of the Cold War, policymakers and academics alike have … Continue reading

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