Commercialising Education and Skills: Future Delivery of Services to Schools

The London Borough of Barnet has commenced a new wave of outsourcing commencing with education and skills services to schools. This analysis of the Councils options appraisal for Barnet UNISON exposes how commercial values and market ideology have been used to reject an in-house option. It is highly probable that the sector will perceive that Capita’s two large contracts with Barnet Council give it an unfair advantage. It could lead to the Council failing to obtain value for money and Capita charging premium contract rates.