Reading this article this morning about London City Council considering staff cuts, in particular outsourcing IT.

We have a council that wants to promote London and retain high skills and good jobs.  Good jobs include benefits.  If you outsource IT, most of these temp agencies and outsourcing companies do not provide benefits for their full time staff.  I know I worked for a temp agency for awhile.

Would someone who had a similar situation as myself and my wife when it comes to health benefits be able to afford to stay in London? Based on past history outsourcing could be both a pay cut and a loss in health benefits.

All this for a election promise?