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Is the UK’s public sector outsourcing in decline?
by Jeremy Coward
In recent weeks, multiple articles have appeared in the Guardian claiming that outsourcing has fallen out of favour with UK local government, and encouraging councils to bring as many services back in-house as possible.
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How the summer Budget will affect the UK outsourcing industry
by Jeremy Coward
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has proposed the terms of his new summer Budget, relishing the fact that his party no longer has to negotiate with the Liberal Democrats. Dramatic cuts to welfare have been taking most of the headlines, but what aspects of the new Budget will impact on outsourcing activity in the UK?
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Post-Election Outsourcing: What to Expect from a Conservative Majority
by Jeremy Coward
General Election 2015 saw the Conservatives secure a surprise majority in the House of Commons, all but guaranteeing Tory rule in the UK for another five years. What do these unexpected political circumstances mean for the country’s outsourcing industry?
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Outsourcing This Week: News Breakdown and Analysis (28th Feb - 6th March 2015)
by Jeremy Coward
Outsourcing news breakdown and analysis for the last seven days.
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IT Industry Clashes with UK Government over Public Contracts
by Jeremy Coward
In the build up to the UK general election, the IT trade association TechUK has called out the UK government over its public procurement policies.
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The New EU Public Procurement Laws: What you need to know
by Jeremy Coward
On 5 February, new EU public procurement laws were laid by parliament which are due to come into effect 26 February 2015. This is your high-level guide to the new laws – below we’ve documented everything you need to know about the EU public procurement rule changes.
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Labour’s Outsourcing Plans Put Public Sector at Risk
by Jeremy Coward
Yesterday, the Telegraph reported that Jon Cruddas, Ed Miliband's top policy chief, has said that the public sector should no longer allocate outsourcing contracts to firms that prioritise making money over 'social purpose'.
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Privacy failings hits NHS Trusts in the pocket
by sourcingfocus.com
Last June Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust received a fine of £325,000, after patent medical records appeared on hard drives up for auction on the Internet.
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Unhealthy practices in NHS procurement
by sourcingfocus.com
In the governments quest to improve the efficiency of the National Health Service and improve cost-savings in a time of recent recession and cuts, the privatisation and outsourcing of services has become a popular fix-all. However recent reports and major case examples are demonstrating that the NHS is failing in carrying out effective procurement.
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Royal Mail: profit & privatisation
by sourcingfocus.com
In a release today half-year operating profits for Royal Mail reached a total of £144 million, the report also confirmed the companies move towards privatisation.
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