From 2011: Private Eye on Failure of Outsourcing Companies

Posted: January 21, 2015 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

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Private Eye in their issue of the 2nd – 15th September 2011 also published this article on the failure of the government’s outsourcing contractors, despite their campaign to give them even more government work.

Public Services
Source of Discontent

Last month a group of MPs took time from their summer holidays to announce the formation of a “new all-party group to help government save money through smarter outsourcing”. The chairman, new-boy Tory MP Bob Blackman, celebrated its launch by claiming that “the outsourcing of services represents an opportunity to reduce costs and, at the same time, improve the quality of service provided to the public”.

Well, maybe. But this campaign for cheaper and better services is funded by companies whose work for the government has been wildly expensive and of wretchedly poor quality.

The group receives “benefits” from the National Outsourcing Association (NOA), which runs its “secretarial services” and seems…

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