You will remember some of the headlines:
- Government has to take back young offenders unit from G4S after abuse claims
- The army being called in because G4S couldn’t deliver on their London Olympic security contract
- G4S make up 999 phone calls to increase numbers
- Serious Fraud Squad still carrying out investigations into false tagging by G4S
- G4S painted the front doors of asylum seekers red
- Jury identified serious failures by G4s at the inquest into the death of Mohamoud Ahmed Ali
G4S has now been given yet another massive Government contract – to run an anti-discrimination helpline. The helpline used to be run by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Please could someone explain to me how and why a company which has, time after time, failed to deliver, with claims of actually abusing the public, which is still under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office, still gets massive public funded contracts?
Back in 2013, Zoe Williams asked in the Guardian, “just how bad does G4S need to get before it loses government contracts?”
Charities like BHT do good work, we do not fleece or abuse public money. In fact, we generally do more that what we are contracted to do. By comparison, our value for money is off the scale and we have never ever physically abused any client. Yet we have to fight tooth and nail to get small pots of funding.
My brain just cannot work this out. So I am asking you to help me make sense of this please.