Corporate welfare General

Crime soars under outsourced probation service

January 14, 2019

Serious crime committed by offenders on parole increased by 50 per cent following the Government’s reforms to the probation service.  The official data for England and Wales refers to Further Serious Offence reviews (SFOs).  An […]

Corporate welfare General

The privatisation windfalls for private companies

January 28, 2016

Privatisation bonanza for private companies.. 28/01/16 18:40 piece in the Guardian today about cut-price privatisations which brought large cash benefits to a number of private sector companies. This is an extract: The government has been accused […]

Corporate welfare General

Outsourcing: another form of corporate welfare

August 18, 2014

Capita profits surge bolstered by UK government outsourcing Capita profits surge bolstered by UK government outsourcing Gill Plimmer writes that: Capita reported a 16 per cent surge in interim pre-tax profits to £238m bolstered by a […]

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Corporate welfare General

Rail privatisation and profits

June 14, 2013

Research undertaken by CRESC, Manchester, estimate that the private train companies are taking out £2.47 for every pound they put in.