In the article a YCB spokesperson said
“Prior to the salary reductions changes we were being paid a market rate of £18.43 per hour and it was costing us £21.81 per hour and this was not sustainable."This exposes the fact that YCB themselves admit that they cannot provide the services at a Market Rate. They had all of the figures they needed when writing the business case to outsource the service. Even before the cut, staff in the field were getting nowhere near the £18.43 rate. This means that the company is innefficeint and has a top heavy management structure, with executives on huge salaries.
At the task and finish group, Labour signed up to say that the service should not be brought in house. As the company now admits it cannot provide services at the market rate, this decision must be reconsidered.