20 February 2019

  |  CBI Press Team

Press release

Outsourcing playbook will lead to better public service delivery

The CBI has responded to the publication of the government's outsourcing playbook, outlined in a speech by Minister for Implementation Oliver Dowden

Outsourcing playbook will lead to better public service delivery

Matthew Fell, CBI Chief UK Policy Director, said:

“These are important steps aimed at improving the long-term health of public-private partnerships, which are critical to the delivery of high-quality public services while representing good value for taxpayers.

“The CBI and its members have long-called for risk to be managed more collaboratively to encourage greater diversity and sustainability of public services markets.

“Making better use of pilots will also ensure public money is spent wisely longer-term, providing policymakers and businesses with space to learn what works best.

“And publishing pipelines will provide greater certainty to firms large and small about forthcoming opportunities.

“What’s needed now is for the Government and industry to continue working together to ensure these measures are implemented effectively, so public service delivery improvements can be delivered without delay.”