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Shadow State : Inside the Secret Companies That Run Britain (Paperback) (Alan White)
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About a third of U.K. spending on public services goes on outsourcing: that’s over £80 billion a year. The companies in receipt of lucrative contracts are responsible for delivering some of our most sensitive and important services including prisons, healthcare, transport, legal aid and even child protection services and yet for the most part they’re able to operate in the shadows with no transparency or accountability.From G4S to Serco and ATOS, and from the death of Jimmy Mubenga on a deportation flight to attempts to dramatically cut NHS staff numbers, Alan White exposes the dangers of this secretive system and shows what can go wrong when profit becomes the main motivator in public services. Informed by exclusive interviews with senior managers and whistle-blowers, this excoriating work is the first to examine this controversial arm of British Government. The picture it paints is deeply troubling.
Number of Pages: 298
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Public Policy / General
Author: Alan White
Street Date: July 12, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-2203
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