This blog from the Office of Public Management sets out the possible landscape for mutuals over the next few months now that the consultation period for the Open Public Services White Paper has come to a close.
It suggests that a follow on report explaining how departments will take open public services forward should be expected in November.
There is some background on OPM and mutuals here. The organisation is also organising an event at the 2011 National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) conference around the local authority spinning out of children’s and adults’ services.
Socitm response to the Open Public Services White Paper
Hammersmith & Fulham Pathfinder expected to launch in January 2012