Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust is forcing 160 maintenance and facilities workers from working in the NHS into Summer Hill Services Ltd, a subsidiary. There is the suggestion that this is to eliminate tax payments being made as NHS bodies must pay VAT but private bodies do not. This has caused mental health workers to walk out from 24 June in protest against this action. There is the concern that this will threaten the safety of vulnerable mental health patients.
Full article in The Socialist, 26 June 2019