For us in Barnet, it raises a far more worrying question. If Capita, the supplier of choice for a billion pounds worth of council services was to go into liquidation, how would this affect Barnet Councils ability to deliver services and what would be the cost to local taxpayers.
Of course, at the moment, this scenario seems unlikely, but I'm sure the government thought the same when they awarded contracts to Carillion. Does the Council have a contingency plan?
I have asked this in an FoI request this morning
Dear Barnet FoI.
Please can you supply the following.
1. Confirmation that a contingency plan exists in the event of Capita going into liquidation.
2. Details of such plan, with commercially sensitive information redacted, if this can be provided for less than the FoI cost limit.
3. Confirmation of the date of last planning meeting to discuss such a resileince plan
Roger TichborneIt will be interested to see if Barnet Council have a business resilience plan for such an event.