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Council's find outsourcing more expensive

Across England, many local authorities have outsourced billions of pounds worth of services to private companies in a bid to save money and improve efficiency. But some of the earliest councils to do so have found that the approach had the opposite effect. Costs went up, and complications ensued. In Cumbria, the Conservative leader Eddie Martin bucked the party line in 2011 and brought nearly all outsourced services back in-house when its 10-year contracts with Capita came to an end, and the following year when a seven-year roadworks contract with Amey finished. Since then, the council has balanced its budget and boosted its response time to crises.



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