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  1. December 19, 2014

    Police drop probe into Serco’s prisoner contract

    City of London Police have dropped their investigation into Serco’s handling of a £285m prisoner escort contract, which was...

  2. December 10, 2014

    G4S and Serco won Whitehall work despite being ‘on probation’

    Five government departments awarded G4S and Serco fresh work during a period in which Whitehall “gave the impression” that...

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  1. December 8, 2014

    Towergate offloads aircraft cover unit Hayward Aviation

    Insurance broker Towergate has made the first of several expected disposals as one of Britain’s biggest private companies...

  2. December 4, 2014

    Towergate’s bankers invite ownership bids

    Towergate’s bankers have invited its bondholders to take control of the heavily-indebted insurance broker, underscoring the...

  3. November 30, 2014

    Falling Serco share price unsettles investors

    Unsettled investors are warning Serco’s new chief executive Rupert Soames that he will struggle to raise cash for a planned...

  4. November 28, 2014

    Boardroom trades November 29

    Serco’s Guy Leach is to be applauded for impeccable timing. The business services group’s director of corporate strategy, he...

  5. November 27, 2014

    With great power comes great responsibility

    It is easy to be wise after the event. On quitting last week as chairman of Serco, a business services company, Alastair...

  6. November 20, 2014

    Serco hurt by cash call concerns

    Serco’s unusual move to pre-announce a cash call looks to be backfiring. Serco warned last week it intends to launch a fully...

  7. 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...

  8. FT Data

    November 18, 2014

    Open data and government contracts

    In total around $9.5 trillion is estimated to be spent by governments on contracts with various businesses and other...

  9. November 17, 2014

    Note to numpties: be on guard for Quindell misunderstandings

    So Canaccord Genuity has quit as a broker to Quindell. So too has one of Quindell’s spin-doctors, Redleaf, which clearly...

  10. November 17, 2014

    Mitie slips to loss as it outlines pressures on government deals

    Mitie, Britain’s biggest operator of immigration detention centres, has swung to a first-half loss because of one-off costs,...

  11. November 17, 2014

    Serco chairman takes blame for crises and resigns

    Serco’s chairman has resigned from the outsourcing group after taking responsibility for the “strategic and operational...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. November 10, 2014

    Serco is put on a tough lifestyle regimen of temperance and prudence

    “What is the point of getting fit when exercise hurts you so much, Mum? ” asks Little Miss Lombard. She has a point. Serco’s...

  15. November 10, 2014

    Serco offers a ‘cautionary tale’

    The troubled outsourcing group Serco was last month forced to shift 120 asylum seekers from squalid accommodation in London...

  16. November 10, 2014

    Serco: getting out the hose

    Serco chief executive Rupert Soames is a fan of linguistic colour. On Monday the outsourcing company described the latest...

  17. November 10, 2014

    Miners lead FTSE rebound

    Stocks in London gained in early trade on Monday, led by miners, after Friday’s weaker than expected jobs report fuelled a 3...

  18. November 10, 2014

    Serco plans £550m rights issue after profit warning

    Serco admitted to a “dark hour” after identifying an expected £1.5bn in writedowns on key contracts, forcing it to issue its...

  19. 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,...

  20. September 5, 2014

    Former Serco boss Jeremy Stafford takes helm at John Menzies

    Jeremy Stafford, the former UK boss of outsourcing company Serco who quit last year after several contract failures, has...

  21. September 4, 2014

    Serco on track to win Australian immigration contract

    Serco received a welcome boost as it was selected as preferred bidder to continue running Australia’s onshore immigration...

  22. August 12, 2014

    Serco on ‘long journey’ to recovery

    It is rare for the chief executive of a multinational company to so readily acknowledge the impact of corporate failure on...

  23. August 12, 2014

    Serco: talk the talk

    Serco’s half-year results presentation is a long, painful litany. And the really important line does not come until page 38....

  24. August 12, 2014

    Serco pays price for outsourcing scandals as profits tumble

    Rupert Soames, chief executive of Serco, has recruited his former right-hand man at Aggreko to help turn round the...

  25. July 29, 2014

    £5.8bn of NHS work being advertised to private sector

    About £5.8bn of NHS work is being advertised to the private sector in moves that are slowly transforming the nature of...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. July 4, 2014

    Serco loses contract to run Docklands Light Railway

    Serco has lost the contract to run the Docklands Light Railway in London in a second blow to the outsourcing group in...

  29. July 3, 2014

    Serco warns of writedowns on some contracts

    Serco has warned that writedowns on the value of some major contracts might affect full-year results as new chief executive...

  30. July 2, 2014

    UK job groups set for more than £30m in bonuses

    More than £30m in bonuses is due to be paid to companies delivering the government’s welfare-to-work programme, despite its...

  31. June 25, 2014

    Whitehall outsourcing rises 23% while expenditure falls

    Outsourcing companies have seen UK government spending on their services rise 23 per cent to £2.3bn over the past two years,...

  32. June 23, 2014

    Labour to take on outsourcing companies if it wins election

    Labour will mount an assault on big outsourcing companies if it wins the election, reducing their role in delivering the...

  33. June 18, 2014

    Soames moves to tighten grip on Serco empire

    Rupert Soames, the new chief executive of Serco, has tightened his grip on the global outsourcing business, closing its...

  34. June 3, 2014

    Glasgow’s Future Cities technology project sparks friction

    From the spinning jenny to the smartphone, technology has always changed cities. But the Future Cities initiative has also...

  35. May 30, 2014

    Lend Lease wins £151m contract to build UK’s first super-prison

    An Australian developer has won a £151m contract to build the UK’s first super-prison, which will house more than 2,000...

  36. May 28, 2014

    Serco wins 15-year franchise for Caledonian Sleeper service

    Serco has won a 15-year franchise for the Caledonian Sleeper service, with the outsourcing company promising to deliver...

  37. May 22, 2014

    Lord Gold – ‘glorified amateur management consultant’ – displays Midas touch

    There is no getting away from it: Lord Gold’s drawing room is gold. Not in a vulgar, garden-variety billionaire way, but in...

  38. May 20, 2014

    G4S loses third UK chief executive in less than two years

    G4S, the world’s biggest security services group, has parted company with its third UK chief executive in less than two...

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