Top ten private sector commissioning failures

Barnet Unison has put together its top ten list of privatisation and private sector commissioning failures. Some extraordinary ones in here. We might add more. There are plenty around, after all.

Follow the links to see how badly these private sector companies have “delivered” services:

1. Jeremy Hunt: ‘completely normal’ for contractor to fail to deliver

2. Winterbourne – Timeline: Winterbourne View abuse scandal

3. Southwest One contract dispute cost council £5.9m

4. Timeline: how G4S’s bungled Olympics security contract unfolded

5. G4S faces fraud investigation over tagging contracts

6. Private contractor fiddled data when reporting to NHS, says watchdog

7. Serco tagging scandal could hit sale of MoD agency contract –


9. BT overcharging Liverpool council by £10m a year, report claims

10. Southern Cross set to shut down and stop running homes –

and let’s also add:

11. ATOS – with employment and support allowance appeals up by 70% in recent figures.

12. A special shoutout to ALS/Capita for the shambles made of the courts’ outsourced interpreting service

13. A4e for multiple allegations of fraud and getting just 3.5% of referrals into long term jobs – below the minimum target set by the DWP.

14. We’re saving this spot for companies involved with the development of Universal Credit.


Reblogged from the False Economy website

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