The treasury’s own allocation criteria for local authority borrowing is ‘unclear’.
The time has come to pause, change course, but, above all, to find out just how big the phenomenon of outsourcing and PFI is.
The public sector reliance on a contracting culture is proving to be seriously flawed.
‘Despite the determination to pursue growth at all costs, low growth and low productivity persist, suggesting deeper structural issues are at play.’
‘Low income households are facing a difficult 2018.’
The demise of Carillion suggests an immaturity in central government procurement.