Recently councils such as Barnet and Cornwall have hit the headlines as a result of controversial decisions to outsource services, including IT.
I have been running poll on the blog to get people's view on outsourcing local services. I asked whether people thought services in local government should be outsourced to private companies or not. The third option was don't know. I have had 342 people contribute with their views.
61.4% said local government services should be outsourced to private companies. 35.96% said they shouldn't, while 2.63% said they didn't know.
Should local government outsource services to private companies?
Please contribute your views below.