Local and devolved government
We have many close, long-standing relationships with local councils, supporting them in the challenges they face by delivering a variety of services – ranging from specific software tools to significant joint working on achieving tangible external outcomes.
Although many people think of us as an outsourcing business, our services go well beyond that – for example we are one of the largest UK providers of professional services to property and infrastructure, a capability that is becoming very relevant given renewed focus on economic growth and regeneration. We know that technology can help transform public services and to do that requires investment and innovation – and we're working with colleagues in the sector to develop new approaches that are deeply grounded in front-line practice. The local government leaders of the future will likely look very different to what the sector has been accustomed to - our recruitment businesses find and place talent on both a temporary and permanent basis across local authorities and their partner organisations.
Many of Capita’s people have come from the sector, and we understand the complexities which arise from the multiple stakeholders that council decision-makers have to satisfy. Applying a proven approach in any council always requires sensitive adaptation to the particular circumstances. The thing that defines us is that we are grounded in delivery.
We have local government experts who can provide open advice about the art of the possible in the context of any specific council. We're committed to local government and keen to help where we can, and to be honest if we can’t.