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Saturday, 18 June 2011

Systemic Procurement Failures in Barnet

Heather Wakefield, UNISON national secretary for local government, writing in her regular Public Finance blog, comments on an internal audit report in the London Borough of Barnet which has highlighted serious concerns over procurement processes: http://opinion.publicfinance.co.uk/2011/06/barnet-not-so-fair/

John Burgess Branch secretary of Barnet UNISON, flagged up the implications for other Councils: "There is a lot of anger as there has been no accountability. With government cuts to local authorities being driven through more councils will be under pressure to privatise and no doubt be going down the same road."