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HM Courts & Tribunals Service has undertaken an assessment of the merits of providing services in-house but has determined that continued outsourcing of these services is the most efficient model and provides best value for the taxpayer. For such contracts, service providers are expected to observce Cabinet Office Guidance that "service providers should actively communicate and, where appropriate, seek to build good relations with trade unions"For all such contracts, trade union recognition is a requirement of service providers.
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