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  1. March 25, 2014

    More women on the board but men still get top jobs

    The UK is on course to hit a government target of 25 per cent female membership of FTSE 100 boards by the end of next year,...

  2. March 21, 2014

    NHS hospital operator halves losses

    The first private sector operator of an NHS hospital has halved its losses in the year to December, with the company keen to...

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  1. March 10, 2014

    Philip Hammond discloses £400m deal to outsource running of military bases

    Britain’s military bases are to be partly privatised in a controversial deal that would see sites such as Portsmouth naval...

  2. March 9, 2014

    Cambridgeshire healthcare contract hit by exodus of bidders

    An £800m deal to provide healthcare for older people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has been hit by an exodus of...

  3. March 6, 2014

    Tagging supplier Buddi quits MoJ deal

    Plans to replace outsourcing giants G4S and Serco as suppliers of electronic tagging equipment for offenders have collapsed...

  4. February 27, 2014

    Capita rises above the outsourcing gloom

    Cost-cutting in the public and private sectors is expected to create a buoyant market for outsourcing, despite a series of...

  5. February 17, 2014

    Helplines prosper as more workers feel the strain

    If you are anxious about work, you are not alone. Companies that supply counselling services to banks, law firms, IT...

  6. January 28, 2014

    MoD to hand over running of bases to private sector

    The Ministry of Defence is expected to appoint a private sector partner to manage its entire military estate – from...

  7. January 27, 2014

    Capita buys car parking ticket printer Liberty

    Drivers might think local councils make too much money from parking tickets, but they are not the only ones cashing in,...

  8. January 14, 2014

    Capita regains congestion charge contract

    Capita, the company once loathed by motorists for implementing London’s congestion charge, has snatched back the contract it...

  9. December 12, 2013

    Bids to run prison services worth £100m

    Chris Grayling, the justice secretary, is to go ahead with outsourcing maintenance of more than a hundred public sector...

  10. December 9, 2013

    UK secondary share issues soar as confidence returns

    The amount of money raised from secondary share sales by UK companies is at its highest level since 2010, raising hopes that...

  11. November 18, 2013

    CBI chief warns against demonisation of outsourcing groups

    Demonisation of outsourcing groups such as G4S and Serco threatens to undermine a “great British export success”,...

  12. November 18, 2013

    Capita chief outsources himself after 26 years

    Paul Pindar, chief executive of Capita, announced his resignation after 26 years at the outsourcing company he has nurtured...

  13. November 18, 2013

    Capita: strike three

    UK outsourcing is not the place to invest if you like the quiet life. Not only have the three largest listed companies...

  14. November 18, 2013

    Veteran chief Pindar steps down at Capita

    Paul Pindar, the chief executive of Capita, is to step down early next year after 26 years at the company, leaving Britain’s...

  15. November 15, 2013

    Court to hear Arch Cru case

    The High Court has agreed to hear a £16m claim against Capita Financial Managers by 550 investors in Arch Cru funds. The...

  16. August 22, 2013

    CPP still operates in 15 countries

    The company at the centre of the UK financial services industry’s latest mis-selling scandal still operates in 15...

  17. August 14, 2013

    Balfour Beatty needs to build a stronger narrative

    A profit warning puts a dark cloud over any company. But at least it can generally expect the silver lining that the share...

  18. July 31, 2013

    Capita and Circle join up to bid for healthy returns

    Capita, the FTSE 100 outsourcer, is to bid for lucrative NHS contracts in partnership with Circle Holdings, the Aim-listed...

  19. July 29, 2013

    Contractor pulls out of NHS 111

    NHS 111, the telephone health advice line, suffered a blow on Monday when a key contractor pulled out. NHS Direct has made...

  20. July 25, 2013

    Capita dismisses tagging scandal as ‘distraction’

    Paul Pindar, chief executive of Capita, has dismissed concerns over the impact of an investigation into rival outsourcers...

  21. July 23, 2013

    Business-style agency to run £12bn of government procurement

    A corporate-style overhaul of the way the government buys up to £12bn of goods and services will be announced today as...

  22. July 22, 2013

    UK dividend payments jump to record

    Investors received a record quarterly payout from UK companies in the three months to June as the gross dividends they paid...

  23. July 17, 2013

    Unilever slides on earnings worries

    Earnings worries put Unilever among London’s biggest fallers on Wednesday. Weaker emerging markets meant Unilever’s sales...

  24. June 23, 2013

    Time to end bank-lending status quo

    “When in doubt, launch another banking review,” is the kind of advice you would expect from Sir Humphrey Appleby, civil...

  25. June 17, 2013

    Police poised to hand cell management to private sector

    A clutch of police forces is expected to hand the management of their cells to the private sector for the first time as they...

  26. June 12, 2013

    Capita thrives on chief’s thrift

    In shabby offices just a 10-minute stride from Whitehall, Paul Pindar, chief executive of Capita, one of the biggest...

  27. June 10, 2013

    London boroughs combine to sign ‘radical’ outsourcing deal

    The radical “tri-borough” project to combine services at three London councils has completed its first big outsourcing deal,...

  28. May 22, 2013

    Capita wins £1.2bn outsourcing contract

    Shares in Capita pushed through the £10-mark for the first time in the FTSE 100 outsourcing group’s history after it won a...

  29. May 21, 2013

    ARM lags as FTSE hits highest since 1999

    Arm Holdings was a laggard on Wednesday even as the FTSE 100 hit its highest level since December 1999. A bullish message...

  30. May 21, 2013

    Earnings in focus at FTSE’s 12-year peak

    It’s back to basics on the FTSE 100 this morning, with the biggest movers at both ends of a steady index tracking changes to...

  31. May 19, 2013

    Met Police in outsourcing talks to plug £500m shortfall

    The Metropolitan Police is considering one of the biggest police outsourcing plans as it strives to save £500m in an effort...

  32. May 19, 2013

    High pay does not equal high quality

    The argument that higher pay leads to the selection of better senior executives is a familiar one, particularly for...

  33. May 17, 2013

    The mini bubble in the UK bond market

    It has become almost accepted wisdom that “there is a bubble in the bond market”. But which bond market? I would say that...

  34. May 13, 2013

    HSBC and Standard Chartered drag but FTSE edges up

    HSBC and Standard Chartered dragged on the London market on Monday, even as the FTSE 100 edged to its eighth straight gain....

  35. May 10, 2013

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    Buy: Development Securities (DSC) The shares look seriously undervalued at a 43 per cent discount to book value, which takes...

  36. April 26, 2013

    James Bond’s latest mission: help Treasury reduce deficit

    Austerity Britain has been holding out for a hero, and in James Bond, it may have finally found one. Skyfall, the latest...

  37. April 26, 2013

    Cabinet Office seals intellectual property deal with Capita

    The British government is seeking to make money from its intellectual property, forming a joint venture with outsourcer...

  38. April 26, 2013

    Shanks outperforms falling market on takeover talk

    A revival of takeover speculation helped Shanks outperform a falling London market on Friday. Shanks gained 3.3 per cent to...

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