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TORIES WORSE THAN LABOUR ON CCT

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Officers in Conservative-controlled councils are more likely to manipulate CCT in favour of the in-house team than ...
Officers in Conservative-controlled councils are more likely to manipulate CCT in favour of the in-house team than those in Labour-run authorities, contractors said this week.

A report published by the Public Contractors Association claims Tory councillors do not get closely involved in the CCT process. As a result, many crucial decisions are left to council administrators.

Labour authorities, it concludes, are therefore more receptive to the private sector. 'With few exceptions, Conservatives in power do not embrace the spirit of competitive tendering,' it says.

The statistics in the report indicate, however, that Labour councils are far more likely to retain contracts in-house.

'The findings of the report appear to be confused and contradictory,' said Association of Direct Labour Organisations director John Roberts.
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