Administrative and Public Law: Sketching boundaries
In the wake of mass privatisation, an increasing number of nominally private companies are now carrying out duties on behalf of the public sector. Does this mean they are also subject to the constraints of public law? John Cooper reports
More than 20 years after the first major wave of privatisations, the trend towards using private companies to deliver public goods and services has not abated. With little left to be sold, the current government continues to find new means – more creative, but no less effective – of redrawing the boundary between private enterprise and the state.
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