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14Oct93 UK: DLOS BEAT PRIVATE FIRMS TO COUNCIL JOBS.

Direct labour organisations have beaten challenges from private contractors and kept control of almost 90 per cent of the £750 million council housing term maintenance market.This is despite the introduction of laws to force councils to put work out to tender, and fierce competition from the recession-hit private sector.The figures from a new survey by the Local Government Management Board are the first to establish who is winning council contracts.The survey found that DLOs had ...

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