Category Archives: UK

Research and Markets: Outsourced Security Guarding Services: UK Market Profile and Forecasts 2015

Research and Markets: Outsourced Security Guarding Services: UK Market Profile and Forecasts 2015 Business Wire 26 January 2015 14:48, DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 26, 2015– Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mm2n9f/outsourced) has announced the addition of the “Outsourced Security Guarding Services: UK Market Profile … Continue reading

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

Police drop probe into Serco’s prisoner contract

December 19, 2014 9:16 am Police drop probe into Serco’s prisoner contract Gill Plimmer ©PA City of London Police have dropped their investigation into Serco’s handling of a £285m prisoner escort contract, which was referred for investigation last year following … Continue reading

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

MoJ pulls the wool over its own eyes in G4S and Serco contracts

MoJ pulls the wool over its own eyes in G4S and Serco contracts By Ian Dunt Tuesday, 6 January 2015 9:28 AM Making the deal – but government departments don’t keep track of tendering data before negotiations Tweet No matter … Continue reading

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

Babcock Wins $1.4B UK Army Support Deal

Babcock Wins $1.4B UK Army Support Deal By ANDREW CHUTER 12:58 p.m. EST January 6, 2015 (Photo: ESSAM AL-SUDANI/ AFP) CONNECT 3 TWEET 1 LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE LONDON — Babcock International has been given a £900 million (US $1.4 billion) contract by … Continue reading

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

G4S IN PARTY ROLE

City G4S IN PARTY ROLE Daily Mail 30 December 2014 Security giant G4S has won the job of protecting revellers at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay knees-up. The three-day celebration begins with a torchlit procession and culminates in the city’s famous New Year’s … Continue reading

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

A short response to Adam White

BSC Policing Network Connecting Policing Researchers In The UK And Beyond December 20, 2014 by mljones1 A short response to Adam White I don’t dispute any of Adam White’s “5 reasons why it’s difficult to privatise the police”. But if instead … Continue reading

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

Fail and prosper: how privatisation really works

Fail and prosper: how privatisation really works Clare Sambrook 6 March 2014 Want to make £10 million and more? Become an accountant. Learn how to make austerity pay. Ruby McGregor-Smith, chief executive, Mitie (Ed Robinson/OneRedEye) Ruby earns more than maybe … Continue reading

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

Serco cleared of misleading ministers over prison contract

Business Serco cleared of misleading ministers over prison contract The Daily Telegraph By Marion Dakers 20 December 2014 Beleaguered outsourcing group receives rare boost with news that it will not face charges SERCO received a rare piece of good news … Continue reading

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

Barnardo’s and G4S, partners in the child detention business

Barnardo’s and G4S, partners in the child detention business Frances Webber 18 May 2014 Four years ago the coalition government promised to end child detention for immigration purposes. But they didn’t. Instead, the UK’s biggest children’s charity and security giant … Continue reading

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

G4S, the company with no convictions – but does it have blood on its hands?

G4S, the company with no convictions – but does it have blood on its hands? The number of deaths linked to G4S employees, some with racial overtones, means this company must have a problem. When will it be held to … Continue reading

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