Yesterday Barnet Council announced that Capita had completed the takeover of DRS services *(subject to the court of appeal decision). This means that up to a billion pounds of our money will be given to Capita, in return for them moving hundreds of Barnet jobs to other parts of the country. This momentus decision seems to have passed many people by. This is no surprise. A judge recently decided that Barnet had not properly consulted on the project. The local Conservatives did not even mention this in their manifesto in 2010 elections.
The Barnet Eye has campaigned tirelessly to prevent this risky project. Now our focus must change. We will now tirelessly fight to ensure that Capita are held to account and that any problems are not swept under the carpet. We will also do everything in our power to hold the current administration to account at the next Council election.