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    1. 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...

    2. 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 damaging...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

    3. 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...

    4. 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 with...

    5. 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 group...

    6. 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...

    7. 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 reception...

    8. 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....

    9. 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...

    10. June 26, 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...

    11. 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 the...

    12. June 9, 2014

      Plan to boost UK army reserves under fire

      A plan to restructure the armed forces has been placed on a government list of troubled projects in a blow to Number Ten’s...

    13. May 12, 2014

      Capita eclipses rivals to win £1.1bn of first-quarter business

      Capita has eclipsed its outsourcing rivals Serco and G4S to win £1.1bn of work in the first quarter of this year, with new...

    14. May 12, 2014

      Russian oligarchs’ legal tussle touches Capita

      Capita, the outsourcing provider, has been drawn into a legal battle between two exiled Russian tycoons over the fate of a...

    15. April 28, 2014

      Sterling’s rise to cut £3.5bn off dividends paid by UK companies

      The strength of sterling will cut the dividends paid out by UK companies by £3.5bn this year, according to research by...

    16. 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,...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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”,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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