Assessment of business cases – Adult Social Care in Barnet; Local Authority Trading Company for learning disability and physical and sensory impairment services for adults; Development & Regulatory Services; Customer Services Organisation/New Support Organisation; Transfer of Housing Services to Barnet Homes;

Outsourcing, Cuts, Job Losses & New Operating Model: Adult Social Care in Barnet
Analysis of planned new operating model for Adult Social Care in London Borough of Barnet in parallel with £18.5m cuts over 4 years. Model relies heavily on volunteers and asserts that community and voluntary organisations will be ‘equal partners’. Barnet UNISON makes a series of proposals to radically change the Council’s and its consultants approach and planned outsourcing.
2015-11-10 09:34:05
Analysis of Business Case for Local Authority Trading Company
The London Borough of Barnet plans to transfer Adult Services to a Local Authority Trading Company (LATC) together with Barnet Homes, the Arms Length Management Organisation managing the council housing stock. About 160 Adult Services staff will transfer to the LATC. The LATC model is intended to commercialise Barnet’s provision of learning disability and physical and sensory impairment services for adults. The business case refers to ‘profits’ and the Council using its power as shareholder to demand annual ‘dividends’. Rather than subsidising important social and housing services, these services will in future subsidise other Council services! (May 2011).
2014-09-13 14:22:06
Analysis of Development and Regulatory Services Business Case, London Borough of Barnet
Assesses whether the DRS Business Case has fulfilled the necessary requirements to provide an economic, viable and sustainable case. It is evident that critical issues are omitted from the business case, plus key policies and risks that are only addressed superficially. In conclusion, the business case is not fit for purpose and non-compliant for Council decision making purposes. The Business Case follows a flawed options appraisal (see earlier report) covering Regeneration, Strategic Planning and Housing Strategy, Highways Transport and Strategy, Building Control, Planning Development Management, Land Charges, Highways Network Management, Highways Traffic and Development, Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Licensing, Cemetery and Crematorium and the Registration and Nationality Service.
2011-03-24 15:25:47
Barnet: Assessment of CSO/NSO Business Case Update
An Assessment of CSO/NSO Business Case Update for the customer and support services outsourcing highlights the London Borough of Barnet’s approach – ignore real risks, miscalculate client costs, exaggerate savings, claim non-financial benefits that cannot be substantiated, inadequate equalities assessments and ignore the PPP strategic partnership track record. The Council’s failure to require services to be located in Barnet could lead to mass redundancies immediately after transfer.
2014-09-22 14:30:47
Local Authority Trading Company (LATC) Business Case for Adult and Housing Services
The London Borough of Barnet plans to establish a LATC that requires Adult Services to generate up to 90% of the £0.7m annual profit. Yet the financial viability of Barnet Group Ltd (Yours Choice Barnet and Barnet Homes) is highly questionable. This report details the flawed appraisal process, the reasons for financial instability, governance and the potential impact on service users and staff.
2012-01-13 14:35:36
Transfer of Housing Service to Barnet Homes
A detailed analysis of the proposed transfer of the London Borough of Barnet’s Housing Service to Barnet Homes, the ALMO established in 2004. The Council truncated the options appraisal and business case into one process, limiting the options and pre-selecting the preferred option, and has led to a further deterioration in the quality of options appraisals and business cases in Barnet.
2012-01-13 15:00:24


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