The BSA’s library is a first port of call for all those interested in outsourcing across the public and private sectors. We include relevant documents from government departments, political parties, think tanks and other bodies which influence the business, regulatory and political environment our industry operates in.
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Institute for Government: 31 August 2012
By Kate Blatchford, Tom Gash
On paper, the Government’s vision for open public services sounds appealing. It will give people more choice. Innovative organisations will step up to provide public services in new ways. And competition will force poorly performing providers to up their game or face failure.
IPPR: August 2012
By Rick Muir
While there is a role for the private sector in our education system, schools themselves should not be run for profit. This paper argues that schools should be public institutions, situated at the heart of local communities and run in the public interest.
Institute for Public Policy Research
House of Commons Library: 26 July 2012
By Louisa Brooke-Holland, Tom Rutherford
The House of Commons library has published a briefing note on developments on the Army 2020 programme from the MoD.
Social Market Foundation: 11 July 2012
By John Springford and Ian Mulheirn
This paper makes the case for an entirely new approach using market signals – employment rates and wage levels – to identify and serve the demand for skills. The SMF’s model puts Further Education colleges in the driving seat empowering them and rewarding them for giving employers the skilled staff they need and boosting the productivity of the UK workforce.
Ipsos MORI: 11 July 2012
Ipsos MORI have examinedpublic service reform in the UK, and the future challenges they face in meeting public expectations and changing needs at a time of severe spending constraints.
Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute
The Cabinet Office: July 2012
The Cabinet Office has published an Action Plan Update and implementation report on the Government Construction Strategy.
Populus: July 2012
Populus with Open Road have published a poll covering attitudes towards the Government’s programme of public service reform and the involvement of the private, charitable and voluntary sectors in public service delivery.
Demos: 28 May 2012
By Claudia Wood, Jo Salter, Phillida Cheetham
The report maps out potential journeys of service users, demonstrating how earlier intervention and risk mitigation are integral to the efficient and equitable provision of services. It concludes that personal budgets, localism and community budgets provide a distinct opportunity for increased collaboration between health, housing and care which in turn will generate significant savings and allow for better targeting of services.
Demos, ISBN 978-1-909037-03-8
Department of Health: May 2012
This report looks at how the NHS could increase the quality of its procurement.
Reform and Danone: April 2012
Reform have published the transcript of its seminar series in conjunction with Danone on how food policy can be changed to become a mechanism of preventative healthcare.
Institute for Government: 14 March 2012
By Tom Gash, Kate Blatchford
In principle, testing new commissioning models rigorously before full roll out offers many benefits: methods of implementation can be investigated, contract designs can be perfected, and costly mistakes can be minimised. Yet there is a lack of advice which civil servants can draw upon to help them design tests of new commissioning models effectively. This guide starts to address this gap by capturing the growing body of experience within government and providing practical advice to help civil servants and commissioners learn about new commissioning models.
Department for Communities and Local Government: March 2012
The National Planning Policy Framework sets out the Government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.The framework is designed to boost homebuilding, reduce planning guidelines and to protect green spaces.
Policy Exchange: 2012
By Andrew Laird and Justin Wilson, Edited by James Groves
Social Enterprise Schools says that the government should consider allowing private companies to set up and run schools under a “John Lewis” style social enterprise model. Teachers should be encouraged to take a stake in the school which would create strong incentives to drive up standards.
The report says that allowing private providers to take over the running of publicly run schools will create new places at a time when there is a severe shortage in many parts of the country.
Heron, Dawson and Sawyer, ISBN 978-1-907689-15-4
Partnerships for Healthy Outcomes - Modernising Health Sector Procurement: Making partnerships work between the public, private and third sectors
By Sir William Wells
This report analyses how three sectors – public, private and voluntary – could work together to improve healthcare delivery.
Deloitte and Reform: 2012
Reform has published a new report with Deloitte which explores how the public sector could learn from the private sector in order to run more efficiently.
Deloitte LLP and Reform, ISBN 978-1-905730-7107
The King's Fund: 2012
By John Appleby, Tony Harrison, Loraine Hawkins and Anna Dixon
Based on a review of the English NHS experience of Payment by Results (PbR) and international experience of similar, activity-based payment systems, this report identifies five general lessons about payment systems, draws some conclusions about whether our current Payment by Results system is fit for purpose in view of current and future challenges and presents options for how reforms to PbR could be taken forward.
ISBN 978 1 909029 01 9
Department of Health: 5 December 2011
A Department of Health report on spreading innovation quickly and at scale throughout the NHS.
Social Market Foundation: 17 November 2011
By Mary Ann Sieghart, Ian Mulheirn, Philip Collins, David Lipsey, David Owen, Peter Lilley, Robert Skidelsky, Dieter Helm and John Kay
To mark its 21st year, the Social Market Foundation commissioned essays by leading politicians, academics and journalists on social market policy in a period of sustained economic crisis. In this wide-ranging collection, Mary Ann Sieghart, Ian Mulheirn, Philip Collins, David Lipsey, David Owen, Peter Lilley, Robert Skidelsky, Dieter Helm and John Kay suggest how the boundaries between the state and the market should be redrawn.
Policy Exchange and Centre for Justice Innovation: November 2011
By Aubrey Fox and Gavin Lockhart
This Policy Exchange report sets out a range of high potential projects in the US and UK which are taking an innovative approach to tackling and reducing crime.
Policy Exchange, ISBN 978-1-907689-12-3
RAC and Arup: November 2011
By John W Smith, Alexander Jan and Dan Phillips
The RAC Foundation explores how innovative financing models, including road pricing, could be used to fund development of Britain’s strategic road network.