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Shadow state : inside the secret companies that run Britain

White, Alan2016
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About a third of UK 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.
Author:
White, Alan, author
Imprint:
London : Oneworld, 2016.
Collation:
xx, 298 pages ; 23 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781780745749 (pbk. :)
Language:
English
BRN:
3983732
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