No, it is not an April Fool, Capita staff are coming back in-house!
On Monday 1 April 2019 Capita staff working in Strategic Human Resources (HR) and Finance services will return back in-house.
This follows a decision made at Policy and Resources Committee 11 December 2019 to start a review of which services should be brought back in-house.
Finance and HR were identified in Phase One to return back in-house.
Below are the details of the other Phases and the service included.
- Phase Two: Highways & regeneration
- Phase Three: Estates, Social Care Direct, Safety, Health and Wellbeing, Strategic planning, Procurement, Insight, Cemetery and Crematorium, Revenues and benefits
- Phase Four: Customer services, Information Services (IT), Planning (development management and enforcement), Regulatory services, Transactional HR services (including Payroll and Pensions Administration), Any other remaining services.
You can read more details of reasons for the Capita Review by clicking on link below. https://barnet.moderngov.co.uk/documents/s50134/Review%20of%20Capita%20Contracts.pdf
Barnet UNISON has demanded that all of the above services are brought back in-house citing Southampton, Blackburn and Darwen, Sheffield and Birmingham Councils who in 2018 all made decisions to bring back services from Capita.