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    latsida
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        this is what happens when services and instititions are outsourced/privatised.

        http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jul/11/g4s-investigated-overcharging-millions-pounds

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        #45327
        scooby
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            It’s an age old problem, government outsources/privatise, result…rip off. There is a place for privatisation but certain sectors are a no no.

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                name the place,
                train services?
                ulitility companies?
                telecommunications?
                NHS ?
                prisons ?
                job recruitment?
                ATOS assessment of people with disabilities for work( if you can walk two paces and hold a pen you are fit for work) ?
                private care homes?
                basically any privatised service !
                all complete shambles  :(

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                    6E6376716B6663020 wrote: this is what happens when services and instititions are outsourced/privatised.

                    Nothing to do with them being privatized.! This is what happens when you don’t monitor your suppliers and check what you are being charged for.

                    At a domestic level would you pay your cleaner without checking the hours he/she worked?

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                    ASOS assessment of people with disabilities for work( if you can walk two paces and hold a pen you are fit for work) ?

                    I can think of many jobs where you don’t even need to be able to do that! If your brain still functions you can work, not as a builder perhaps, but my other half used to work for an accountants where one of the bosses was in a wheelchair and had lost both hands! He had an artificial hand specially made for using a computer.

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                    latsida
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                        it is of course remarkable when someone with such disabilities manages to overcome them , but not everyone can do this and if they can not find a job it must be soul destroying.

                        http://benefitclaimantsfightback.wordpress.com/open-letter-on-atos-healthcare-to-the-bmj-and-rcn/

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                        scooby
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                            143D382230273425510 wrote: Nothing to do with them being privatized.! This is what happens when you don’t monitor your suppliers and check what you are being charged for.

                            At a domestic level would you pay your cleaner without checking the hours he/she worked?

                            Sorry Herby, but government sign contracts and they know how much the private company charges/over charges. I know this first hand.

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                            handy harry
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                                Privatising services, any way to save a buck. Forget quality of service etc.

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                                    5351485B5A610C615D4C5B4A5B3E0 wrote: Privatising services, any way to save a buck. Forget quality of service etc.

                                    Yes but that’s the point, they don’t save anything and it falls on the taxpayer.

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                                        Like the British Government knows how to run a big business!  Like British MPs know how to fill in an expense claim’s form.  Like the MOD monitors the build of planes, ships and tanks to the nearest billion or so pounds.  Like the NHS didn’t waste billions on an IT system to correlate all patient records.

                                        As for ATOS.  They’re trying to get to grips with a multi billion pound con that successive governments have ignored for decades.

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