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Monday, 30 April 2012

Cross-dressing mutual

Just in case the hype is rubbing off that the privatisation of the administration of the civil service pension scheme is somehow a new ‘mutual’ look at the company chosen as the private sector ‘partner’ in this privatisation dressed as a mutual scheme: http://www.equiniti.com/contactus/Pages/TheEquinitiGroup.aspx

Rising from the usual suspect companies of Serco and Capita Equiniti’s board is like a reunion of our privatisation chums. A company formed in 2010 from those individuals at the forefront of major market share grabs of privatised public services industry, it is audacious beyond belief that Government can claim this ‘partner’ in privatisation to be a ‘mutual’.

Anna Rose