Externalisation by Privatisation

Externalisation is a form of privatisation which is often couched in carefully worded language in order to hide its true impact- ‘joint working’, ‘partnership’, and ‘collaborative working’. This report uncovers the truth behind the jargon, exposing the true nature of the externalisation of services and the wide range of negative consequences, and making the case for the retention of services in-house.

Details the scale of privatisation by the sale of Direct Service Organisations, management buyouts, leisure trusts and large-scale voluntary transfer of council housing. Assesses the impact on jobs and employment policies, the effect on local authorities and local economies and the growth of an externalisation market, for UNISON (44 pages).