Barnet council has already brought some services back in-house. Unions are calling for more.
On Monday 1 April 2019 Capita staff working in Strategic Human Resources (HR) and Finance services returned back in-house.
But this is was just the start.
Barnet UNISON is part of the #KickOutCapita campaign which is lobbying the 7 Tory councillors of the Policy and Resources Committee to do the right thing by terminating the two big Capita contracts.
Big promises were made that there would be savings and better services.
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
We are in the sixth year of the two contracts and Barnet Council has already paid over £134 million pounds more than they were contracted to pay.
Whilst in-house services are struggling to survive cut after cut, Capita continues to take the money.
It was only when new broke of a serious fraud committed by a Capita employee (circa £2.1 million) that a serious forensic review of both contracts was commissioned. Big Four Audit company KPMG produced a damning report.
On Monday 17 June 7 Tory councillors will decide whether to dump Capita and bring back Highway and Regeneration services in-house.
Capita runs Barnet Council Highways services and they are not doing a good job hence our Pothole music video:
We’re #Pothole crazy here in #Barnet that’s why we want Barnet Council to #KickOutCapita and bring back Highways & Regeneration services on 17 June Please share widely help us “KickOutCapita”!
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