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The biggest privatisation in recent British history.
Money spent on care provided by private sector actually fell 4.5% last year
Bailouts of £500m to private sector, with some offenders only monitored electronically
Serco is challenging the decision to award the contract to rival Capita
The bailout was not aimed at profit, and the future is uncertain
Chancellor Philip Hammond says proceeds will help reduce national debt
Need to raise funds outweighs concern over market volatility
Transport secretary Chris Grayling turns to public ownership to keep service on track
Watchdog says patients put ‘at risk of serious harm’ by contractor’s failures
Company’s rise and ‘spectacular fall’ was a story of ‘recklessness, hubris and greed’
UK says DoJ settlement opens route to ‘sale of taxpayer-owned shares’ in bailed out bank
UKFI chair says sale could happen before multibillion-dollar fine settled
Private provision of public services cannot survive on dogma alone
Labour’s plan for renationalisation is popular but how costly — and effective — would it be?
Real question is whether ownership changes would improve the utilities
Competition helps improve jail standards but early advantages start to fade
Companies must not profiteer, but privatisation depends on reasonable margins
The contracts that were meant to build schools and hospitals on a budget
Spending watchdog says defence ministry overcautious in dealings with Guy Hands
Privatisation was meant to deliver competition, innovation and improved service, but has it delivered?
Over the past two years a debate has intensified in the UK about the merits of allowing private companies to run essential utilities that are natural monopolies
Once a leader in selling off utilities, many in UK now think investors have run rings around regulators