Southampton’s IT services back in council management

The longstanding strategic partnership between Southampton City Council and Capita has come to an end, with Revenues and Benefits, IT and Customer Services returning to council management after a 12-month transition period.

The original contract was awarded in 2007 and, after 12 years, both organisations realise that the context and time is right for services to be delivered directly by the council. Southampton City Council now says that it has a solid foundation to further progress ambitious plans for the city and its residents in order to deliver its vision of being a city of opportunity where everybody thrives.

In April last year, the outsourcing company reported losses of more than £500 million as the popular local authority provider outlined plans to revive its indebted business.

Event Diary

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.