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Capita becomes the UK government’s main supplier of 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Capita leads the ranking of the British government’s biggest suppliers of the year 2015 with $14.5bn in sales to the UK government.

The failures in delivering public services of companies as Serco and G4S – who got their reputation damaged after being referred to the Serious Fraud Office for overcharging for tagging offenders in 2014 – paved Capita’s way to engage in major deals with the British government.

John Keppel, the North European president for the Information Services Group, said that Capita was the biggest winner because it was “seen as a safe option” hence they “had a stellar year”.

The second in the ranking is Carillion, a construction and support services company that earned $10.8bn in deals to the UK government. Serco made it to the number seven with $1.1bn in sales, whereas the world’s biggest security company, G4S, failed to reach the top 10.

The last past five years have been very positive for the outsourcing sector as the number of government contracts handed to the private sector has more than tripled.

In addition, the forthcoming year looks very promising as the Ministry of Defence aims to engage in a huge deal to outsource the running of the military’s fire and rescue services, which employs 2,200 staff at 78 defence fire stations worldwide.

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