With more and more local authorities looking at ways to cut costs there is inevitably a focus on outsourcing services to the private sector. And IT is one of the areas that always seems destined to be farmed out.
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.