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Pioneering partnership shortlisted for award
A groundbreaking shared services deal between five councils more than 85 miles apart, which could save them around £40m, has been shortlisted in the 'Most Innovative Service Delivery Model' category of the LGC's public sector awards 2017.
Thought to be the first time local authorities have looked beyond their immediate neighbours to share services, those involved are Hart District Council, Mendip DC, South Oxfordshire DC, Vale of White Horse DC and Havant Borough Council. East Hampshire DC is also involved through services already shared with Havant.
The shared services are being provided by Capita, one of the UK's leading business process and support companies, and Vinci Facilities, with experience across the UK and Europe, and its partners and Indigo. The services are already live in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse.
"I am delighted this pioneering partnership has been shortlisted for an LGC Award, says Cllr Richard Millard, EHDC Deputy Leader.
"The financial challenges facing the public sector are shared by every council in the country. If we are to carry on delivering the quality of services our residents expect it is vital we find innovative solutions to these challenges."
The partnership will present its model to a judging panel in January and will find out if it has won at a ceremony taking place on 8th March.
10th November 2016