To: Richard Cornelius Leader of Barnet Council.

Kick out Capita from Barnet Council now

Kick out Capita from Barnet Council now

We the undersigned call on Barnet Council to END their two Capita contracts (worth £500 million) immediately

Why is this important?

The recent successfully prosecuted fraud case where a Capita employee stole over £2million from Barnet Council underlines the urgent need for the Council to take back control of all of the former Council services from Capita.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45641513

Barnet Council commissioned Grant Thornton (GT) to undertake a major review to identify how such a large scale fraud had been able to take place. This project, called Project Rose, was given a budget of “up to” £500,000 and has been on-going ever since.

The review found:
• Lack of budgetary controls
• Not carrying out basic bank detail checks
• Inexperienced managers responsible for large amounts of money
• Lack of written financial procedures and checklists

Barnet Council agreed to pay Capita £252.54 million

But, Barnet Council have already paid Capita £352.41 million with FIVE more years to go!

Barnet Council is in financial crisis with a budget overspend of £10.3 million this financial year and a funding gap of £66.8 million over the next three years.

Frontline services such as street cleansing, waste and recycling, Libraries, social care are all facing more and more cuts that are already affecting Barnet residents.

Capita Plc are in their own financial crisis.

Their Share Price has dropped from £13 a share to under £1.50 a share in the space of the last two years.

On 11 December 2018, Barnet Council Policy and Resources Committee will decide on whether to end both contracts. We are campaigning that they VOTE to end both contracts and begin the urgent process of taking back control of those services.

End
Details of the Grant Thornton Review on Capita
https://www.barnet.gov.uk/citizen-home/council-and-democracy/finance-and-funding/Financial-controls.html

Is this the end of Capita in Barnet - Grant Thornton's report is a devastating critique of Capita's dismal performance
http://reasonablenewbarnet.blogspot.com/2018/09/is-this-end-of-capita-in-barnet-grant.html

Project Rose: the devastating report Barnet Tories didn't want you to read
http://wwwbrokenbarnet.blogspot.com/2018/09/project-rose-devastating-report-barnet.html

Damning report slams Capita and financial management at Barnet Council
http://barneteye.blogspot.com/2018/09/damning-report-slams-capita-and.html


Reasons for signing

  • I'm being made redundant after 22 years service. Consultations have been carried out on individual CC and should have been together allowing everyone to apply for the "New Posts".
  • for the council to take back control we dont want 3rd party involved in our business
  • The LBB needs to take back ownership of its own services. All contracting out achieves is low salaries for workers and large dividends for shareholders.

Updates

2018-11-05 16:07:51 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2018-10-27 17:37:41 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-10-06 23:27:13 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-10-05 14:33:30 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-10-05 11:00:05 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-10-05 09:33:38 +0100

10 signatures reached