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Triple shared services

Three councils to share services. Everything is on the table. This could be real transformation using economies of scale to deliver most cost effective services. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2032bfcc-ddb2-11df-8354-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=rss

Posted in Local government, Shared Services

Shared services growing in local government

I think on balance we will be seeing more deals like Essex’s with IBM (whether you believe in it or not). There are smaller examples: Wales and social services (unusual) and smallest: Lewisham and Bromley sharing IT. However, it isn’t

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Posted in Local government, Shared Services

Smarter government

Lots to digest in the Smarter Government report. Headlines: another £12bn in savings over the £26bn from Gershon and £35bn from OEP. In all, that’s approaching 10% of government spend. [NB Steph rightly counsels caution on the numbers.] Good to

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Posted in Central government, eGovernment, Finance, ICT, Procurement, Shared Services

More shared services in local government

Deloitte warns LAs not to outsource in bulk. This is contrary to the efficiency-based outsourcing deals underway like Cardiff and TCS and tenders from, for example, West Sussex. How about sharing staff: the figure given is that 30,000 people work in

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Posted in ICT, Shared Services

Shared services in local government

Shared services that seem to work in local government: Post sharing Two organisations (not sure how this is shared services) Cross sector organisations Outsourcing Models with a tendency to fail: Multiple organisations, where one clusters in one sector Outcome-system, payroll

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Posted in Local government, Shared Services