Bradford’s outsourcing agenda

Report commissioned by Bradford UNISON critically examining the scale of city council’s ‘change programme’. Details privatisation plans including the education strategic partnership, proposed transfer of the city’s housing stock to local housing companies, private involvement in information and communications technology, asset management joint venture and the establishment of a city centre company. The analysis also highlights the risks to frontline service delivery and the wider social and economic impact on some of the most deprived wards in Britain. A series of recommendations presents coherent alternatives to the outsourcing agenda. 32 pages. Published April 2001.