Guernsey States could outsource more says expert

More services provided by the States of Guernsey could be run by the private sector, a specialist in infrastructure investment has said.

Giles Frost was invited from the UK by Guernsey Institute of Directors to be a guest speaker.

He told 500 island business leaders more could be done to reduce the pressure on public finances.

"I'm talking about social services, health services, leisure services." Mr Frost said.

"There's a whole range of services. There are plenty of examples of them being successfully outsourced elsewhere."

He said: "Most public services can be provided on an outsourced basis by private sector contractors on appropriate contracts where sufficient regulation is retained."

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