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Businesses 'could run public services' under new proposals

Ministers are proposing that businesses or charities could compete to provide public services and would be paid for the results they achieve.

The proposals will be announced in a white paper in the coming weeks.

However unions have warned it is a return to the privatisation of the 1980s.

Laura Kuenssberg reports.

  • 21 Feb 2011
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