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Fresh concern about the outsourcing sector swept the City yesterday as the outsourcing giant Serco issued a second profits warning in three months. Serco and G4S have been under pressure since problems emerged with government contracts in 2012.
A nine-hour disturbance at a private prison run by controversial operator G4S has been described as a full scale riot. An unnamed member of the so-called Tornado squads sent in to quell the violence at HMP Oakwood near Wolverhampton earlier this
Ambulances were called to England's largest prison, the privately run Oakwood, more than twice as often as any similar jail last year. Staff at the category C establishment, run by G4S, requested an ambulance 358 times in 2013, the BBC has discovered.
A former General Service Unit officer was arrested on January 14, 2014 in connection with the hijacking of a Kenya Airways employee in Nairobi. In Summary Two of the suspects sustained gunshot wounds on their legs and surrendered to the officers who
Home Office and three service providers G4S, Serco and Clearel that offer accommodation to destitute asylum seekers awaiting decision outcomes or removal from the United Kingdom. The report is an ostensible victory for campaigners who have
He said hundreds of asylum seekers were taken to the dining room and protected by just a handful of unarmed guards from the security company G4S, two former English policeman, two New Zealanders and two Australians, one a woman and former prison
January 2014 UK spending watchdog confirms mismanagement in outsourcing to G4S and Serco. Report casts doubt on public servants' ability to scrutinise big business. Another day, another example of what happens when government outsources public
Asylum seekers are being crammed into overcrowded and substandard accommodation by G4S and Serco, according to a watchdog. The companies could have to pay the government between £3m and £4m in rebates for poor performance. The Home Office outsourced
Firms 'place asylum seekers in sub-standard housing' Private security firms G4S and Serco have placed asylum seekers in sub-standard properties, according to a report by the National Audit Office. A report on contracts awarded by the Home Office also
Westminster Outlook In 1826, many years before he embarked on a Westminster career that would eventually see him reach 10 Downing Street, Benjamin Disraeli wrote: "In politics, nothing is contemptible." Aged just 22, "Dizzy" had shown in his first