Thursday, 10 October 2013

Is privatisation the next step for libraries in Kent - Voices for the Library - 08/10/13

Recently, a number of articles have appeared suggesting that Kent Library Service might be privatised:
Libraries and residential care homes could be among the first key frontline services to be privatised or run by other organisations in a wide-ranging County Hall shake-up.
The two are listed as among the first wave of services Kent County Council intends to subject to what it calls a “market review” under a three-year plan which will get under way next month.
The so-called market review of a dozen services represents the first step in the authority’s move to re-shape itself as a commissioning council – meaning it will focus on contracting out more services to the private and voluntary sector.”

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