Cornwall Council waters down outsourcing but IT still goes to BT

Cornwall council’s controversial plan to outsource services, which was put on hold, will go ahead but with a compromise.

I have written about the plan that has already caused the former council leader Alec Robertson to lose a confidence vote.

According to a Cornwall news website the council will push on the council has decided to go through with a scaled down version of a full joint venture with BT. But this will still include IT services as well as document management, payroll, and tele-health services will now be handed to BT to run. Councillors rejected plans for a bigger joint venture with BT as well as the option to run services in-house.

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