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Francisco da Silva on Twitter: "Há algum sector privado em Portugal que não viva à custa do Estado?"
Em 2015, o Serviço Nacional de Saúde pagou aos hospitais privados 554 milhões de euros, pela prestação de serviços que os hospitais públicos não conseguem realizar.

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twitter-threads  portugal  privatisation  healthcare 
8 days ago by hthief
Troubled government contractor Interserve agrees rescue deal | Business | The Guardian
Company, which has 45,000 employees in UK, hopes to avoid Carillion-style collapse
Shares in Interserve closed down 1.8% at just under 13p. The company was worth as much as £1bn in 2014, but is now worth a little over £20m.
outsourcing  Carillion  Interserve  bailout  Austerity  UK  Council  Privatisation  NHS 
14 days ago by asterisk2a
Unfit DWP should be axed, says thinktank | Society | The Guardian
Ministers should consider abolishing the Department for Work and Pensions after its failure to help ill and disabled people out of poverty, a leading thinktank has said. [....] Tom Pollard, the report’s author, spent 18 months at the DWP on secondment from mental health charity Mind. By the end of his time there he concluded that the “DWP is institutionally and culturally incapable of making the reforms needed to achieve such a shift in outcomes for ill and disabled people, or for ‘harder-to-help’ groups more widely”. [...] The report concludes that while the DWP has been able to help people with minor difficulties into employment, the outcomes are “much poorer when it comes to supporting people with more complex needs”, such as the ill, disabled, older people, those with drug and alcohol problems, ex-prisoners and the homeless. [...] It calls for the DWP to be stripped of responsibility for these hard-to-help groups, with the health department and NHS helping the ill find work, local government taking over Jobcentre Plus, and benefits and pensions delivered by HMRC. The charitable sector could also be given a bigger role. [...] It accuses the department of seeing claimants through a “benefits lens”, in which conditions were placed on their payments as a way of forcing them into work. He warns that the department’s reputation among many groups is now so bad that it may prove impossible and expensive to improve. “A bad reputation is far harder to lose than a good one,” he writes.
WCA  ESA  Disabled  mental  health  DWP  Universal  Credit  Council  Austerity  Privatisation  welfare  state 
4 weeks ago by asterisk2a
Ministers urged to halt right-to-buy scheme | Society | The Guardian
More than 40% of former council homes now rented out by private landlords [...] In Ealing, the council has spent £107m buying back 516 former council properties that it had originally sold for £16m. Peter Mason, Ealing’s cabinet member for housing, said the report highlighted “exactly some of the more unforgivable impacts of Thatcher’s right-to-buy scheme, which she launched with great fanfare in Northolt [a town in the borough of Ealing]”.
UK  housing  crisis  Thatcher  social  affordable  Council  Privatisation  Rentier  capitalism  profit  maximisation 
4 weeks ago by asterisk2a
The New Enclosure by Brett Christophers — the sale of the century
"Of all of the land in Britain, in the late 1970s public agencies owned 20 per cent; institutional owners held another 20 per cent, and 60 per cent was in the hands of private individuals. As Brett Christophers outlines in his book The New Enclosure, it was the transfer into private ownership of roughly half of the public estate that was by far the largest element of Britain’s privatisation programme. The disposal of land and buildings, council homes, military facilities, NHS land and school playing fields transferred property — which at current prices would be worth around £400bn — from the public to the private sector."
land  privatisation  tories  adam_tooze 
4 weeks ago by diasyrmus

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