I’ve been doing some work with the Institute for Government, looking at reforms aimed at improving how UK central government designs and manages outsourced services. In general, things are getting better – but there is still a long way to go, and I’m increasingly of the view that there are some services that are better left under direct public sector management.
The following articles summarise what’s happening, why these reforms are important and why they need to be continued:
There’s definitely less mainstream press demand for comment on this area of government (and my work) but it is vitally important – and I’ll be continuing to research and advise on government commissioning throughout the year. Do get in touch with any questions and read the full report here if you are particularly interested.