Police forces drop G4S from outsourcing contract

G4S will be knocked back from outsourcing contracts for Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Police forces next week. The preference now is to merge IT, HR, payroll and legal departments and take smaller savings. G4S is now seen as an unacceptable risk.

G4S Security guards outside the USA training base at Alexandra Stadium, Birmingham
G4S Security guards outside the USA training base at Alexandra Stadium, Birmingham Credit: Press Association

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Scottish police take G4S roles

A Scottish police force is taking over responsibility for Olympic security from G4S amid continuing concern over staff shortages.