Policy paper

Review of major contracts across government

A review of major government contracts held with Serco and G4S.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Cover note by Francis Maude


On 11 July 2013, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, announced a government-wide review of contracts with G4S and Serco. This review looked at major contracts with Serco and G4S held by central government departments, their non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) and arms’ length bodies (ALBs).

The Ministry of Justice has also conducted its own review into their contracts held with G4S and Serco.

Read the terms of reference for the review.

Published 19 December 2013