Compulsory Competitive Tendering for Local Government Services: The Experiences of Local Authorities in the North of England 1988‐1992

Keith Shaw*, John Fenwich, Anne Foreman

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Abstract

This article examines the response of a sample of local authorities in the North of England to the introduction of Compulsory Competitive Tendering (Cm) following the 1988 Local Government Act. It analyses the Organizational implications of CCT and highlights how officers, councillors and trade union representatives viewed the changing nature of management within local authorities in the period following the award of the first service contracts. In particular, it examines the different reactions to the development of a more commercial approach to the management of services and ends by assessing the specific impact of CCT in the context of other important changes in local government.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-217
Number of pages17
JournalPublic Administration
Volume72
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1994

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