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February 22, 2013  4:31 PM

How Somerset strangled Southwest One

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
accountants, approval, audit, budget, cabinet, competition, Costs, Council, cuts, Education, failing, Failure, FOI, health, IBM, NHS, outsource, Outsourcing, prejudice, privatization, productivity, Public sector, SAP, savings, Shared services, Somerset, Southwest One, strangled

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December 14, 2012  3:30 PM

Barnet union don’t know nuffink abiairt no IT neiver

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austerity, Belfast, budgets, Capita, Cattle, computerisation, consul'unts, consultants, Cost cutting, cuts, Internet, Lean, mental, Outsourcing, People, privatisation, proposal, protest, revolution, scabs, self-service, Unison, Websites

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November 30, 2012  1:03 PM

Odds stacked on Cornwall outsource

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alternatives, awakening, Bias, bid, BT, Collaboration, Contract, Costs, Councillors, criteria, CSC, cuts, foolish, front-load, head, heart, ICT, in-house, investment, misleading, mutiny, outsource, Outsourcing, partnership, privatisation, proposal, Proposals, quality, Shared services, Somerset, Southwest One, stacked, trade, traditional

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November 16, 2012  2:58 PM

CSC paid 0.5% tax on £1.5bn outsource

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Government IT, Outsourcing, Procurement, transparency and accountability

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October 30, 2012  4:56 PM

Cornwall outsourcing revolt spreads to London

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Government IT, local government, Outsourcing, Procurement

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October 26, 2012  7:00 AM

Cornwall caught in bed with BT as councillors raise red card

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local government, Outsourcing, Procurement, Shared services, transparency and accountability

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October 16, 2012  6:30 AM

What competition means for Cornwall

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Electronic Care Records, local government, Outsourcing, Shared services, transparency and accountability

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October 9, 2012  2:13 PM

Cornwall privatisation hangs in the balance

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
local government, Outsourcing, Procurement, Shared services, South West One

Cornwall Council's unpopular plans for back-office privatisation are hanging in the balance after councillors complained they didn't know enough about it to give it their consent.

The proposal to outsource £800m of council services to either BT or CSC would turn Cornwall into a pioneer...


September 25, 2012  7:00 AM

Southwest One creative accounting for dummies

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
local government, Outsourcing, Shared services, South West One

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September 4, 2012  7:00 AM

Somerset goes national to stem outsource losses

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
local government, Outsourcing, Procurement, South West One

Somerset County Council's private sector spin-off is going national in the hope of reversing its financial losses and exploiting government cuts in other regions.

The outsource shared services venture, called Southwest One, has already begun bidding for contracts to privatize...


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