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Labour would severely restrict government departments from giving contracts to private companies, John McDonnell is expected to say today.
The Shadow Chancellor will announce sweeping plans to cut state ‘outsourcing’ in the party’s latest move to nationalise services – from waste collection to building hospitals.
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Mr McDonnell will reveal details of a new Labour ‘insourcing’ policy which would only allow ministries to use private contractors ‘within very tight guidelines’, an industry source said.
Outsourcing was brought in with the aim of cutting costs and improving efficiency by introducing competition to win state contracts but there have been a string of scandals involving firms such as Carillion and G4S.
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Mr McDonnell is due to deliver a speech on Labour’s new strategy in London this morning and has already gone as far as drafting legislation in case of a snap general election.
Speaking at a picket line of Government hospitality workers earlier this week, Mr McDonnell said: ‘We’re introducing legislation which has an “insourcing” preference, so services would be provided in-house.
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