Strategic service partnerships are transforming the way public services are delivered. They are also on the increase, but are they working and what do they involve? Malcolm Iley and Helen Randall report on how this new concept is working
Strategic partnerships grew from the ashes of compulsory competitive tendering (CCT) and growing pressure on local authorities to perform. They have responded to regular assessments of their services by teaming up with the private sector in strategic partnerships – effectively outsourcing a number of services and entering into a long-term relationship with the service provider.
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