In the Media

The real crime in our prisons

PUBLISHED June 21, 2004

The belief that private sector companies are inherently more efficient at delivering public services has been attacked as a myth. Research shows savings are only achieved by cutting pay and conditions.

Health and education, for example, now have a raft of different partnerships with the private sector, from small-scale, local outsourcing through to huge private finance initiatives to build and maintain schools, libraries, roads and hospitals.