Barnet Catering Services: ‘Jewel in the Crown’

Privatisation of Education & Skills and Catering in Barnet

In November 2015 Barnet Council awarded the Education & Skills and Catering contract to a sole bidder, Cambridge Education (Mott McDonald) who had subcontracted catering to ISS. This report examines the consequences of the decision and urges the Council to retain the successful catering service in-house since it had no role in selecting ISS.