- TUPE means the new co-ops will have to maintain existing pay and conditions - including pension conditions and liabilities. So no financial gain for the taxpayer except in the long term as transferred staff drop off the payroll.
- Without profits, where is the incentive for staff to become detached?
- Contracts with the employing authority will need to be for a decent term - say five or seven years - and make it difficult and expensive for the taxpayer to vary or determine early
This suggestion comes straight from the Central Statist school of government; not much more than a Thatcher-Lite version of compulsory competitive tendering. The central command structure under which schools, hospitals and councils are no more than extensions of Whitehall staffed with a plethora of £100k+ functionaries will change not one jot.
Osborne's anti-Localism is really starting to irritate me.