Will outsourcing save the Met money?

09 June 2015

This meeting took place on 10 June 2015. Read the transcript here.

Up to £800 million of savings might need to be found by the Met over the next few years.

It hopes that contracting out some of its ‘back-office’ services and re-tendering other contracts will help it to reduce costs.

What lessons can the Met learn from other organisations’ experiences of outsourcing?

Does contracting out services really save money?

And what skills does the Met need to manage large contracts?

The London Assembly Budget and Performance Committee will tomorrow explore these issues with the following guests:

Kerry Hallard, Chief Executive, National Outsourcing Association

Stephen Hughes, former Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council

John Tizard, former Director of the Centre for Public Service Partnerships

The meeting will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 10 June from 10am in Committee Room 5, City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.


Notes for Editors:

The agenda and committee papers are available here.

Stephen Knight AM, Deputy Chair of the Budget and Performance Committee is available for interview. See contact details below.

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