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    1. May 10, 2016

      Capita boosted by new contracts

      Shares in Capita jumped 6 per cent on Tuesday, the biggest one-day jump for the British outsourcing company in more...

    2. May 10, 2016

      Capita: back-office job

      Nothing appals a Capita shareholder like comparing it with Serco or G4S, two outsourcers that are bywords for...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Capita tops FTSE 100 after reassuring on growth

      Shares in Capita have jumped as much as 6 per cent this morning, the biggest one-day jump in more than a year, after...

    2. Fast FT

      May 6, 2016

      Xchanging to delist in June following CSC takeover

      The times they are a changin’ at Xchanging. A boardroom clear-out has begun after the UK company, which provides...

    3. March 22, 2016

      Capita slides on organic growth worries

      Capita was a faller in London on Tuesday after its growth strategy faced fresh scrutiny. Stifel downgraded the...

    4. February 25, 2016

      High-tech electronic tagging plan for offenders collapses

      Plans to replace G4S as the provider of new high-tech electronic tags for offenders have collapsed after the Ministry...

    5. February 16, 2016

      Dividend cuts put strain on income funds

      The axe has fallen brutally on company dividends in recent days. Miner Rio Tinto jettisoned its longstanding pledge not...

    6. January 19, 2016

      Birmingham push for West Midlands sovereign wealth fund

      The new leader of Birmingham city council wants to create a “West Midlands sovereign wealth fund” that will invest the...

    7. December 20, 2015

      Capita benefits as rivals fail to deliver

      The failures of Serco and G4S in delivering public services have left the field open for Capita, which leads a ranking...

    8. Fast FT

      December 17, 2015

      Online estate agent Purplebricks slides on UK debut

      Who loves an estate agent? Not investors, it seems. Shares in the Neil-Woodford backed estate agency Purplebricks have...

    9. December 4, 2015

      Collapse of £1.2bn NHS contract raises tendering questions

      One of the biggest NHS contracts for patient services awarded has collapsed after only eight months because it proved...

    10. October 14, 2015

      Capita leads Apollo in Xchanging bid battle with board backing

      Capita, the FTSE 100 support services company, has pulled ahead of US buyout group Apollo in the race to take control...

    11. FT Alphaville

      October 14, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Granny-stacking IPO and Japanese smartypants

      Help the aged is today’s theme, with retirement home builder McCarthy & Stone planning a float and a smartypants...

    12. October 5, 2015

      Bidding war heats up for Xchanging

      Shares in Xchanging soared more than 50 per cent on Monday after a bidding war broke out for the provider of...

    13. October 5, 2015

      Capita / Xchanging: insurance premium

      Most people pay too much for insurance. Happily, it does not appear that Capita is going to make the same mistake. The...

    14. FT Alphaville

      October 5, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Tories time Lloyds retail sale

      Lloyds bank shares will be sold to the public at a 5 per cent discount by the Treasury, as George Osborne prepares to...

    15. October 4, 2015

      Apollo and Capita target Xchanging

      Xchanging, the struggling UK business outsourcer, said it is the target of two competing takeover offers that would...

    16. September 24, 2015

      The three-year degree in call centres

      Excitable teens and twenty-somethings are in a training room decorated with yellow, pink and green Post-it notes in...

    17. September 15, 2015

      Moves to oust G4S and Serco as tagging suppliers fail

      Attempts to replace G4S and Serco as suppliers of electronic monitoring tags after they were caught overcharging the...

    18. July 26, 2015

      NHS outsourcing deal loses 1,000 jobs

      Capita, the FTSE 100 outsourcer, is planning to cut nearly 1,000 jobs when it takes on a £1bn contract to supply...

    19. July 19, 2015

      Banks drive UK dividends to post-crisis high

      Underlying dividends paid out by UK companies in the second quarter reached their highest level since before the 2008...

    20. June 22, 2015

      Capita wins £1bn NHS contract to oversee administration

      Capita, the FTSE 100 outsourcer, has won a £1bn contract to supply administrative support to the NHS as Britain’s...

    21. June 22, 2015

      Whitehall joint venture sells training schemes to Disney and Nasa

      A Whitehall joint venture with the private sector has turned a £12m profit in its first year of trading, boosting...

    22. June 8, 2015

      MoD seeks bidders for military fire and rescue services

      The Ministry of Defence has asked some of Britain’s biggest companies to bid to run the military’s fire and rescue...

    23. February 26, 2015

      Capita rejects fears over flow of contracts after UK election

      Capita, the outsourcing company that runs the London congestion charge and recruitment for the British Army, has...

    24. February 8, 2015

      NHS hires Capita to buy in services

      The National Health Service has appointed private sector companies including Capita to help buy billions of pounds of...

    25. January 9, 2015

      Private investors ‘dump shares’

      Private investors offloaded £9.1bn worth of shares in the final quarter of 2014 in the biggest sell-off since 2006,...

    26. November 19, 2014

      British outsourcing groups dominate public sector contracts

      British outsourcing companies have strengthened their grip on public sector contracts over the past decade despite...

    27. November 12, 2014

      Capita plans private sector expansion

      Capita is planning to expand its private sector business as it seeks to refocus away from potential reputationally...

    28. November 12, 2014

      Capita leads FTSE fallers as bid pipeline stutters

      Capita was the biggest fallers on a flat FTSE 100 on Wednesday, as the mixed fortunes of the UK support services sector...

    29. November 4, 2014

      Outsourcers strive to rebuild reputations after scandals

      The gleaming new Fiona Stanley hospital in Perth, Western Australia, is a state of the art facility, with 783 beds,...

    30. September 14, 2014

      London heads for record IPO year despite earlier loss of appetite

      London is heading for a record year in terms of initial public offerings, despite the waning of enthusiasm for some...

    31. September 5, 2014

      Army reservist recruiting plan badly thought out, say MPs

      Ministry of Defence plans to reform the army by cutting the number of regular soldiers and replacing the lost capacity...

    32. July 23, 2014

      Longtime GSK favourite stumbles in the final furlong

      The Queen’s horse Estimate, former Gold Cup champion, has failed a drug test, as has GlaxoSmithKline. On Wednesday the...

    33. July 23, 2014

      Capita profits surge bolstered by UK government outsourcing

      Capita reported a 16 per cent surge in interim pre-tax profits to £238m bolstered by a deal to run partly privatised...

    34. July 23, 2014

      Capita tops London leaderboard

      Support services company Capita made the best single gain on a neutral FTSE 100 on Wednesday amid a warm market...

    35. July 21, 2014

      Sterling’s strength dents UK dividends

      Dividend payouts by UK companies have slowed to a crawl as the strength of the pound has taken its toll on profits....

    36. July 6, 2014

      UK outsourcing spend doubles to £88bn under coalition

      The amount spent on outsourcing services in the UK has doubled to £88bn since the coalition government came to power in...

    37. June 27, 2014

      Not all AGM protests are centred on executive pay

      Exactly a year ago, Li Ruigang was one of the most unpopular directors at any FTSE 100 company – at least as far as...

    38. June 20, 2014

      Shareholdings hit post-crisis high

      The value of shareholdings held by private investors rose to £238.8bn by the middle of June, its highest level since...

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