Some key points appear to emerge from this Civil Service Live interview with Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude, who continues to be a chearleader for mutuals.
* Don’t bank on another wave of mutual pathfinders. It seems as if there is an internal debate going on which is erring towards wider encouragement for mutualisation.
* Leadership in setting up mutuals is required – and it may come from outside in stimulating workforce interest.
* Maude is more interested in developing skills in-house rather than hiring external consultants
* Staff shouldn’t be excluded from the opportunity to benefit from the sale of any entity.