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Rise in outsourced UK government services failing to meet standards
Exclusive: Concerns raised over contracts for supporting asylum seekers, educating young offenders and providing prison food

Aubrey Allegretti

04, Aug, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Serco lifts profit outlook amid ‘robust’ demand for immigration services
Shares in controversy-hit outsourcer gain 10% as company raises annual guidance after strong first half

Jasper Jolly

29, Jun, 2023 @10:38 AM

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Winston Churchill’s grandson donated nearly £5,000 to Liberal Democrats
Ex-Serco chief Rupert Soames says financial support was for ‘friend’ and prospective MP Angus MacDonald

Alex Lawson

10, Jun, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Firms fined most by regulators still on UK government’s list of top suppliers
Observer reveals that companies are getting big contracts in spite of paying penalties for corruption or fraud

Andrew Kersley

28, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Serco fined £2.25m after custody officer killed in London court
Health and safety failures by MoJ contractor found to have led to death of Lorraine Barwell in London in 2015

Sammy Gecsoyler

26, May, 2023 @4:58 PM

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UK deportation centre used force 18 times to stop self-harm last year, figures show
Exclusive: Brook House staff physically prevented asylum seekers awaiting deportation from taking own lives

Billy Stockwell and Rajeev Syal

19, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Caledonian Sleeper rail service to be nationalised by Scottish ministers
Highlands-London service will be run by state-owned company after operator Serco loses contract seven years early

Tom Ambrose

02, Mar, 2023 @11:42 PM

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Egyptian challenging Australia’s indefinite detention warned he faces forced removal within month
Tony Sami, held for 10 years, is fighting to stay with his two children and had been preparing for landmark high court case

Paul Karp

13, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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London to Scotland sleeper service tipped for renationalisation
Scottish government says outsource firm Serco will lose contract to run Caledonian Sleeper next year

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

05, Oct, 2022 @3:31 PM

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Serco injected £60m to prop up pension fund after market meltdown
£1bn scheme is the latest to scramble to raise cash after Kwarteng’s tax-cutting mini-budget sparks turmoil

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

30, Sep, 2022 @6:28 PM

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Centrica and EDF are at the table – now UK ministers must strike a fair electricity price
The companies may have volunteered for duty so speedily because they’re looking for something for themselves

Nils Pratley

12, Sep, 2022 @6:23 PM

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Serco boss Rupert Soames to retire: ‘It’s time for me to outsource myself’
Chief executive has offered robust defences of controversial outsourcing firm since 2014

Jasper Jolly

12, Sep, 2022 @9:10 AM

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