I think that outsourcing the majority of council services is an abdication of responsibility by councillors. Outsourcing has its place - but so does retention of core services. Think very carefully before doing this. The economic and social future of our country will be significantly different from the way things are now and loss of the ability to deliver public services for the public good is a public bad. This is really worrying, and a big risk to take with our money and services. Please don't do it.