Outsourcing giant Capita turned in "robust" results for 2010, despite a challenging business environment and a tightening of the government spending tap. Overall revenues were £1.7bn, up 2 per cent on the year. It reported "underlying profit before tax" of £364.2m, up 12 per cent on the year. This excludes items such as …
and i'm sure every single one of those contracts were justified on the basis that it would cost more to provide the services than what they are paying to crappita, and that crappita would therefore of course be making a loss on the deal
maybe maybe not
Sometimes it is cheaper for a big company to provide a service, than a small one.
Economies of scale. Not all costs are linear.
"not all costs are linear"
Not when bloody Capita's involved they're not, no.
When something goes horribly wrong just remember
"It could be worse, you could have outsourced it to Crapita"
Nice to see that the government demands for quality ^h^h^h ahem, cost reduction are not going to come by removing the fat profits of the leeches on the public purse though, good one Crapita, outsource all the jobs to make sure the 10 people getting fat at the top don't have to take a pay cut and can carry on living like bankers...
"Yes, there's a lot of waste and that needs tightening up, yes there are too many consultants, but you know damn well that the Tories won't actually cut *consultants* because Capita, Accenture et al are their bessie mates. What they will probably cut are the poor bloody infantry who get stuck with trying to make the systems provided by firms like that (and good old Electronic Disasters Supplied) work. And should they object, we can look forwardx to more of that smarmy git Cameron banging on about the unions again."
Me, April 9th 2010, in these very fora.