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G4S gears up to sell armoured van network

G4S armoured van

Security contracting firm G4S could be set to sell off its network of cash machines and armoured vans.

The firm said its board had approved plans to separate that part of its business from its main security operations, which makes up more than 80% of its business.

Nevertheless, the cash machine and money transport unit employees 30,000 staff.

G4S said it would evaluate offers for its cash arm as it continues to separate the unit from from its main security business, which it expects to have completed by the middle of next year at a cost of £50m.

Labour calls for scrapping of private probation contracts

Private monitoring of offenders is "flawed"
Earlier this year, the chief inspector of probation said the current system in England and Wales - with private firms monitoring offenders serving community services - was irredeemably flawed.  

The government says it will announce new arrangements in due course.  

Labour used a debate on on prisons and probation, to call on ministers to scrap plans for new private probation contracts and new privately run prisons. 

Mandy Baker reports.

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