contracted-out (services)

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Services paid for by one body, for example a UK local authority, but provided under contract by an outside supplier. This is contrasted with services provided by direct labour, employed by the authority. Examples of contracted-out services include refuse collection, office cleaning, and the provision of school meals.

Subjects: Economics.

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