Suffolk councillors asked to dissolve social care company
A company providing social care for people with sight or hearing loss is expected to be dissolved by Suffolk CC.
Contractor prepares to cut losses from Derby waste agreement
The future of a troubled energy-from-waste project in Derby hangs in the balance as a partner in the deal prepares to write-off its investment.
Glasgow warns asylum evictions will lead to ‘mass destitution’
Glasgow City Council will be ‘powerless’ to help failed asylum seekers facing eviction next month, its leader has warned.
Wakefield orders new IT following 'serious problems'
Wakefield Council has ordered the immediate procurement of a new IT system following criticism from a watchdog.
Herts renegotiates Veolia incinerator contract
Hertfordshire CC has renegotiated a contract with Veolia as it awaits a decision on plans for an incinerator.
Contractor Kier announces profits warning
Shares in outsourcing specialist Kier have been sent tumbling following a profits warning announcement yesterday.
Councils looking to insource due to austerity - APSE report
Austerity has driven councils to insource more services, research has concluded.
Calm after the Carillion storm
After the collapse of Carillion greater oversight and impartiality are vital in ensuring the outsourcing model is fit for the future, says chief executive of Scape Group Mark Robinson.
Enfield mulls insourcing repairs service
Housing repairs services are expected to be brought in-house by Enfield LBC.
Birmingham members reserve final say on Amey settlement
The final details of a settlement between Birmingham City Council and highways contractor Amey will go before senior councillors next month.
Senior councillors meet to agree Amey terms
Birmingham City Council’s cabinet is to decide on terms to end its fraught highways contract with Amey at a meeting tomorrow.
Survey calls for outsourcing reform
The construction industry has laid the blame for Carillion’s collapse on its own failings and the relationship with its auditor, a report has found.
Suez wins £210m Somerset waste contract
Suez has picked up one of the largest waste contracts in the country after being named as preferred bidder for Somerset Waste Partnership’s overhaul of collections.
Councillors urge London borough to 'change mind-set' on procurement
Greenwich LBC has been pressed to ‘change its mind-set’ in procurement by its members as it overhauls its policies.
Be a cautious revolutionary
Challenging existing policies and paradigms is something we should always want, argues Dan Corry. But he warns that being too enthusiastic to do away with what came before can have unintended consequences.
Aberdeen breached procurement laws, audit finds
A city council breached procurement laws and may have spent public money on contracts without proper authorisation, an audit has found.
Four Seasons Health Care slides into administration
Funding has been found to prop up more than 300 care homes as Four Seasons Health Care enters administration.
Celebrations as Balfour Beatty takes on £26m project
Balfour Beatty’s appointment to overhaul Union Terrace Gardens has been described as a ‘moment of celebration’ by Aberdeen City Council.
Galliford Try wins Meridian Water contract
Galliford Try Partnerships has fended off competition to win the first contract for Enfield LBC’s £6bn Meridian Water development.
Hackney insources work due to badly behaved contractors
‘Poor behaviour’ by contractors has led to an overhaul of housing services at Hackney LBC.