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local government

Report Recommends Abolishing Council, Citing Loss of Spending Control

We wrote here about the problems at Northamptonshire County Council (NCC), both generally and looking at the issues around their outsourced service businesses, including a […]

County Council Goes “Bust” – Excuses, But Is Pure Incompetence To Blame?

There is only one town in the UK that hosts a top-flight (four highest divisions) football team, a Premiership rugby outfit and a top-level county […]

Liverpool and Lancashire Outsourcing Investigation Rolls On

This is a complex story that has been reported for some time. But it still hasn’t become clear really to the external observer just what […]

Council Loans, Wasted Millions, Arrests Made in Northampton

£10.25 million is a lot of money for a fairly small borough council. Think how hard the procurement team at Northampton Borough Council would have […]

Is Barnet Council Capable of Managing Capita Contract? Auditors Not Sure …

Regular readers will know of the IBM Southwest One public sector outsourcing contract in Somerset which was beset by problems and according to campaigner Dave […]

Local Government and Taxpayer Money – How Do They Spend It?

We are delighted to publish this post from James Jeffrey, Business Writer, at Applegate – the B2B marketplace for buyers and sellers. In the financial year […]

Social Care Procurement – Younifi Platform Aims to Support Personal Budgets

We wrote here about the challenges in social care procurement facing local authorities who are major buyers of these services, as well as care recipients […]

Fraudulent Invoices, Prevention and Cure – A Local Authority’s Story

It is known that invoice-related fraud or fake invoices being manually processed through Accounts Payable can cost a business or local authority hundreds of thousands […]

BT and Cornwall in High Court – Outsourcing Dispute Goes Cornwall’s Way

In the pre-Christmas chaos, I'm sorry to say we missed the news on December 21st that BT failed in their high court bid to stop […]

Somerset Council Decision – Terminates Southwest One Contract Early

Last week, Somerset County Council announced the termination of their Southwest One contract with IBM. Whilst the other two parties to the contract, Somerset Police […]

Cornwall and BT go to Court – Tony Collins Asks “What About Barnet”?

Articles from Tony Collins have been featured here over the years and he continues to be one of the most incisive and interesting commentators on […]

BT and Cornwall Council – Another Outsourcing Deal Runs Into Trouble

Sad to say, another local government outsourcing deal looks to have run into trouble. Dave Orr (who campaigned for transparency on the pretty disastrous IBM […]