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  1. Selling public services – why think tanks promote the ‘Whitehall consensus’ for outsourcing

    [...] A related argument often made by some think tanks has been that public services are over-regulated - over-inspected, over-measured, and over-directed. Combined with outsourcing, in practice this means that private companies taking over the running of public services should expect less close inspection than used to be the case with the public bodies that previously ran services (although the same commentators are largely quiet when it comes to addressing failures of ‘light-touch inspection’ such as Winterbourne View). [...]