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TOPIC: Tories hand private firms £95 BILLION in public service contracts

Tories hand private firms £95 BILLION in public service contracts 15 Jan 2019 08:11 #12948

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The total value of outsourcing contracts soared by 53% in the past year alone, despite the collapse of Carillion.

A year on from Carillion’s collapse GMB, Britain’s general union, has revealed the total value of outsourcing contracts let by the public sector rocketed by 53% in the past year.

In 2017/18 the lifetime value of public sector contracts awarded to private companies rose to £95 billion, up from £62 billion the year before.

Capita was one of the biggest winners of public outsourcing, receiving contracts worth almost £1.4 billion in 2017/18 – despite issuing a profit warning in the same year.

The private firm, who were given responsibility to carry out disability assessments for Personal Independence Payments (PIP), have been criticised by MPs over the accuracy of reports sent to the Department for Work and Pensions.

A report published by the Work and Pensions Committee in April 2018 found “a pervasive culture of mistrust” around the assessment processes, warning Capita to “start delivering, or else”.

MPs also criticised Atos, who like Capita have been awarded lucrative contracts to carry out benefit assessments.

welfareweekly.com/tories-hand-private-firms-95-billion-in-public-sector-contracts/
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Tories hand private firms £95 BILLION in public service contracts 15 Jan 2019 09:30 #12953

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It`s staggering the amount of money these private firms are being paid when the NHS should be receiving it to carry out all ESA and PIP assessments. But then again, whenever money is concerned, there is always going to be a requirement by the paymasters for results and we all know what `results` they expect from these assessments. To withdraw the support people need based upon assumptions where you meet a so called disability analyst or health care professional who takes one look at you and duly ticks all the boxes that say `does not meet the requirements for this descriptor`....even if the medical evidence staring them in the face dictates that you do.

Until this racket is stopped, we won`t see any improvements.
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Tories hand private firms £95 BILLION in public service contracts 15 Jan 2019 16:55 #12968

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We can always rely upon the TORIES top squander billions of tax payer money on the most illogical ideas one could actually come up with.In the meantime make everyone else pay for these wonderful ideas in more ways than one.

"Capita was one of the biggest winners of public outsourcing, receiving contracts worth almost £1.4 billion in 2017/18 – despite issuing a profit warning in the same year."

A prime example above.They just can't help themselves unless their relentlessly giving out cash to provider cowboy companies or other 3rd world countries as long as in their tiny world they think "their all looking good."I guess they all will be when they come to retire and we ALL suffer the consequences.
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