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The Alternative Civil Service: a constitutional heresy? - by Stephen Wilks

One third of current public spending on services, £80 billion, is channelled through private sector companies. Although they deliver services demanded and paid for by taxpayers, their employees are not ‘public servants’. 1,298 more words

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Mutualism: "perhaps the most flexible and beneficial way of transforming our public services"

By David Bicknell

Phillip Blond, director of the ResPublica think tank has discussed the future role of mutuals in Serco’s Ethos journal.

Blond suggests mutualism “represents perhaps the most flexible and beneficial way of transforming our public services. 406 more words


Office for Public Management discusses mutuals agenda

This blog from the Office of Public Management sets out the possible landscape for mutuals over the next few months now that the consultation period for the Open Public Services White Paper has come to a close. 76 more words


Mutuals: IT group's white paper response warns of risk of 'fragmented and disconnected IT systems'

By David Bicknell

In its response to the Open Public Services White Paper, Socitm,  the association for all IT professionals working in local authorities and the public and third sectors, has said it welcomes the prescription for strong local government set out in the White Paper. 636 more words


Firecontrol: same mistakes repeated on other projects

By Tony Collins

A report published today by the Public Accounts Committee on the £469m Firecontrol project reads much like its others on government IT-enabled project disasters. 1,137 more words


‘easyCouncil’ – the future of planning?  

It may seem innocuous but the Open Public Services White Paper, smuggled out recently by David Cameron in the heat of the News International phone hacking scandal, could have big implications for the planning world. 874 more words