Direct service organisation

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A direct service organisation or direct labour organisation (DSO or DLO) is a business unit of a United Kingdom local authority or housing association which undertakes work specified by the Local Government Act 1988 and Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 and/or other work, including construction and maintenance.wikipedia
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Local government in England

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A direct service organisation or direct labour organisation (DSO or DLO) is a business unit of a United Kingdom local authority or housing association which undertakes work specified by the Local Government Act 1988 and Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 and/or other work, including construction and maintenance.
In some areas, much of the work previously undertaken directly (in direct service organisations) by council employees has been privatised.

Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980

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A direct service organisation or direct labour organisation (DSO or DLO) is a business unit of a United Kingdom local authority or housing association which undertakes work specified by the Local Government Act 1988 and Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 and/or other work, including construction and maintenance.
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Local Government Act 1988

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A direct service organisation or direct labour organisation (DSO or DLO) is a business unit of a United Kingdom local authority or housing association which undertakes work specified by the Local Government Act 1988 and Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 and/or other work, including construction and maintenance.
*Direct service organisation

Permanent employment

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Its workers are directly employed by the authority.
Direct service organisation (UK)

Housing association

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A direct service organisation or direct labour organisation (DSO or DLO) is a business unit of a United Kingdom local authority or housing association which undertakes work specified by the Local Government Act 1988 and Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 and/or other work, including construction and maintenance.

Best Value

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Compulsory competitive tendering and deregulation were encouraged in the early 1980s, leading to the formal establishment of the DSO (and its forerunner, the DLO).

Deregulation

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Compulsory competitive tendering and deregulation were encouraged in the early 1980s, leading to the formal establishment of the DSO (and its forerunner, the DLO).

Cressingham Gardens

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To complete the estate, the new housing committee, on the advice of Ken Livingstone, who was deputy chairman, authorized the use direct labour.

DLO

Direct labour organisation, a business unit of a United Kingdom local authority