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New policing minister Damian Green calls for private sector to take a greater role in police work despite G4S shambles

New policing minister Damian Green calls for private sector to take a greater role in police work despite G4S shambles | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
The new policing minister today called for the private sector to take a greater role in police work - despite fresh evidence emerging of the extent of the failure by G4S to fulfil its contract to guard the London Olympics.
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New Policing minister Damian Green defends West Midlands "privatisation" plan - Birmingham Mail

New Policing minister Damian Green defends West Midlands "privatisation" plan - Birmingham Mail | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
New Policing minister Damian Green defends West Midlands "privatisation" planBirmingham MailThe Mail revealed last week Surrey had pulled out of the Business Partnering for Police programme, which it had enter- ed alongside West Midlands.
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Selling out on policing: The real cost of privatisation | Liberty - protecting civil liberties, promoting human rights

Selling out on policing: The real cost of privatisation | Liberty - protecting civil liberties, promoting human rights | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
Blog posts by Liberty featuring news and events, campaign updates and expert opinion on human rights and civil liberties issues in the UK.
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West Midlands Police not yet ready to end

West Midlands Police not yet ready to end | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
WEST Midlands Police chiefs have insisted they will keep working on controversial “privatisation” plans – despite another force pulling the plug on the scheme.
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Gerry Georgatos on Serco's prisoner transport contract

Gerry Georgatos on Serco's prisoner transport contract | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
Both sources said that this initiative was flagged allegedly due to SERCO's reluctance to transport prisoners to funerals. The multinational which has the contract to much of the State's prisoner transport, and manages Acacia ...
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Carillion says outsourcing has survived G4S fiasco | London New ...

Carillion says outsourcing has survived G4S fiasco | London New ... | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
Defence secretary Philip Hammond noted that the private sector – in this case G4S – tried to do the job “incredibly leanly with very little resilience”. That didn't work for defence or security. If you wanted safety, you needed high ...
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Serco and the sector - more of an opportunity than a threat

Serco and the sector - more of an opportunity than a threat | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
Many are concerned about the role of the private sector in delivering non profit services, but Tom Levitt questions whether they should be. (Serco & 3rd sector: more of an opportunity than a threat?
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Police agree to return to G4S option - Financial Times

Police agree to return to G4S option - Financial Times | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
Financial TimesPolice agree to return to G4S optionFinancial TimesThree British police forces have agreed to proceed with plans to consider outsourcing key functions to G4S, the world's biggest security company by sales, against the backdrop of a ...
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Corporate Watch : August 17, 2012 : Open letter to Ecotricity regarding its meter reading contract with G4S

Corporate Watch : August 17, 2012 : Open letter to Ecotricity regarding its meter reading contract with G4S | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
RT @danmcquillan: Open letter to Ecotricity regarding its meter reading contract with G4S http://t.co/Ab8GDpy5...
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Prison inspectors find drugs and idleness at G4S jail - The Guardian

Prison inspectors find drugs and idleness at G4S jail - The Guardian | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
The GuardianPrison inspectors find drugs and idleness at G4S jailThe GuardianThe chief inspector of prisons has criticised a G4s-run privatised prison for high levels of illegal drug use and significant inmate idleness as its contract is put out to...
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Police Privatisation 999

On May 17 Surrey and West Midlands police forces announced they were putting plans to push through privatisation worth £1.5 billion on hold until after the Olympics, when they would hold a public consultation.
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Proposal to privatise police calls suspended - This is Surreytoday

Proposal to privatise police calls suspended - This is Surreytoday | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
Proposal to privatise police calls suspendedThis is SurreytodayThe force had planned to save money by farming out its responsibility for areas such as intelligence processing and call handling, with West Midlands Police, as part of a Home...
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SecurityOracle.com - Latest Security News, SERCO Set To Take ...

SecurityOracle.com - Latest Security News, SERCO Set To Take ... | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
Serco, a leading private contractor, is in line to win a multimillion-pound contract to run the National Citizen Service, proposed by the prime minister as a "big society", non-military version of national service for youngsters aged ...
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Calls for prison privatisation review

Calls for prison privatisation review | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
A UNION has launched a campaign to press for an independent review of prison privatisation.
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Police privatisation plans scrapped - Surrey Constabulary Blog

Police privatisation plans scrapped - Surrey Constabulary Blog | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
PLANS to privatise certain police roles have been officially scrapped by Surrey Police Authority. The body, currently responsible for police budgets, confirmed its withdrawal from the Business Partnering for Police Programme ...
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Serco consortium takes six Nat… | Matt Finnegan PR

Serco consortium takes six Nat… | Matt Finnegan PR | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
Serco consortium takes six National Citizen Service contracts | http://t.co/RBCGmCWt · blogger Blog this! facebook Recommend on Facebook · linkedin Share on Linkedin · twitter Tweet about it; Print for later; Bookmark in ...
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G4S admits to errors in prison visitor fingerprinting approach - Biometric Update

G4S admits to errors in prison visitor fingerprinting approach - Biometric Update | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
G4S admits to errors in prison visitor fingerprinting approachBiometric UpdateAs reported in the Mail Online, G4S explained that: “To maintain security at HMP Oakwood, every visitor coming to the establishment has their fingerprints and photographs...
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G4S Olympic upset has not dented outsourcing demand, says Carillion - Telegraph.co.uk

G4S Olympic upset has not dented outsourcing demand, says Carillion - Telegraph.co.uk | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukG4S Olympic upset has not dented outsourcing demand, says CarillionTelegraph.co.ukThe Olympic security staffing debacle faced by G4S has not deterred public sector customers from outsourcing workers, said Carillion, the support...
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Public sector: private labour - Channel 4 News

Public sector: private labour - Channel 4 News | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
In the second part of a special series into the outsourcing of public sector work to private firms, we profile the big names which win the contracts as well as some of the controversies.
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G4S advertising for civilian investigators to work on cases for Warwickshire ... - Coventry Telegraph

G4S advertising for civilian investigators to work on cases for Warwickshire ... - Coventry Telegraph | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
Leamington ObserverG4S advertising for civilian investigators to work on cases for Warwickshire ...Coventry TelegraphG4S Policing Solutions, part of G4S, wants new recruits to help by “assisting detectives by carrying out routine yet vital tasks...
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Police press on with plans to give G4S essential role despite Olympic shambles - The Independent

Police press on with plans to give G4S essential role despite Olympic shambles - The Independent | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
Financial TimesPolice press on with plans to give G4S essential role despite Olympic shamblesThe IndependentConcerned police chiefs in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire decided four weeks ago to review their plans to outsource more than...
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Bungling G4S under fire for prison failings - Morning Star Online

Bungling G4S under fire for prison failings - Morning Star Online | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
Bungling G4S under fire for prison failingsMorning Star OnlineUnder-fire private security firm G4S, which was embroiled in the Olympics security shambles, has now been rapped for not doing enough to sort out problems at a prison.
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G4S-run Wolds Prison has clear weaknesses, inspectors find - BBC News

G4S-run Wolds Prison has clear weaknesses, inspectors find - BBC News | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
BBC NewsG4S-run Wolds Prison has clear weaknesses, inspectors findBBC NewsThe jail, near Everthorpe, has been run by G4S since it opened in 1992.
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If Cameron turns on the charm, he should take care not to blow his opening lines - Public Service

If Cameron turns on the charm, he should take care not to blow his opening linesPublic ServiceFirst of all public service reform should not be measured by whether or not the West Midlands and Surrey police forces and, as reported in the Evening...
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Serco set to take charge of 'big society' initiative - The Guardian

Serco set to take charge of 'big society' initiative - The Guardian | Police privatisation | Scoop.it
The GuardianSerco set to take charge of 'big society' initiativeThe GuardianSerco has joined Catch22, a charity for poor children that was paid £2.3m last year for its work on the NCS, and three other charities to take over the running of the scheme...
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