Privatisation

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NHS privatisation drive linked to rise in avoidable deaths, study suggests
Outsourcing accelerated by Lansley’s shakeup in 2012 linked to drop in care quality in landmark review

Andrew Gregory Health editor

29, Jun, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Channel 4 working on new ITN deal as bosses fight privatisation plan
Government increasingly annoyed by broadcaster’s tactics in ‘phoney war’ before potential sale

Jim Waterson Media editor, and Matthew Weaver

28, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Serious incidents more common in for-profit children’s homes in England
Privately run homes have more police callouts and staff complaints than council ones, data shows

Tom Wall

28, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The Guardian view on privatisation: the god that failed | Editorial
Editorial: We were told privatisation would mean great services, savings for the government and an investment boom. It was a lie

Editorial

22, Jun, 2022 @5:46 PM

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Britain is going backwards as children in care lose out to the pursuit of profits | Letters
Letters: David Hinchliffe says it is impossible that children’s welfare is being put first when 83% of residential care provision is in private hands. Plus letters from Roy Grimwood and Christina Russell

Letters

27, May, 2022 @5:40 PM

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Production company disputes Nadine Dorries’ claim Channel 4 faked reality show
Makers of Tower Block of Commons deny paying actors to play real people from deprived communities

Jim Waterson and Alex Hern

20, May, 2022 @6:03 PM

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Channel 4 sell-off ‘will undermine PM’s promise to level up country’
North’s business leader says privatisation plan could be open to legal challenges

Toby Helm

08, May, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Channel 4 offers to sell London HQ under alternative plan to privatisation
Broadcaster proposes almost doubling staff outside capital and becoming ‘northern-based’

Mark Sweney Media business correspondent

05, May, 2022 @11:07 AM

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Channel 4 privatisation to begin amid criticism from MPs and industry
Process for privatisation announced as part of sweeping changes to UK media landscape

Jim Waterson Media editor

27, Apr, 2022 @9:41 PM

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Tory MPs attack plans to privatise Channel 4
Conservative lawmakers question whether government has Commons votes to sell broadcaster

Jim Waterson Media editor

27, Apr, 2022 @4:19 PM

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Johnson threatens to privatise Passport Office over backlog
As travel chaos looms, PM also reported to have warned DVLA over delays in processing applications

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

26, Apr, 2022 @7:37 PM

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The Guardian view on mental health privatisation: unsafe spaces | Editorial
Editorial: Businesses that fail patients while making profit margins of 15%-20% are no substitute for investment in the NHS

Editorial

25, Apr, 2022 @6:25 PM

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