PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers
- Sign up to see last 24 hours
Dont have an account?Sign up here
Friday 20th July 2012 | 07:06
Well, well, well then. What have we got 'ere?
Looks like G4S will no longer be helping police with their inquiries...at least into outsourcing in Beds, Cambs and Herts.
I'm told that the Chief Constables of the three police forces decided at a meeting last night to drop plans to shift more than 1,100 'backroom' jobs to the private security firm.
Neither G4S nor the lower ranks of each force have yet been told of the decision - which will be recommended to the local police authority early next week. That's when the final decision will have to be rubber stamped by the politicians. The top cops' recommendation could be made public as early as today, however.
The three forces had only last month decided to pursue the outsourcing route in a bid to save more than £73m. Under the plan, each force was hoping to save £20m a year by 2015 on back office jobs in HR, IT, corporate communications, legal services and finance and payroll.
Cambridge MP Julian Huppert, who was one of those MPs who gave Nick Buckles a rough ride at the Home Affairs Select this week, has been pushing his local force to dump the plans. Looks like he's got his way...
Be briefed for £1.50 a week...PoliticsHome PRO Find out more