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Councils save millions by sharing services

Wednesday 22 August, 2012

A major new report into local authorities sharing services has quantified the benefits and feasibility of joining forces to save money.

The 'Services shared: Costs spared?' report commissioned by the LGA and produced by Drummond MacFarlane, provides detailed analysis of five high-profile shared service arrangements. It is the first to provide a detailed insight into the scale of savings that have been achieved through sharing back office functions like IT and legal, and teaming up to deliver frontline services like waste disposal and road maintenance.

Transportation services provider extends Kofax solution

Tuesday 21st August, 2012

Provider of capture-driven process automation services Kofax has been selected by a transportation services provider to extend its existing Kofax solution to include invoice and accounts payable (AP) automation.

Hit and miss T&E policy sees employees out of pocket

Monday 20th August, 2012

New research by Capital One shows that 45% of employees fail to claim back their expenses despite the fact that half of employees use their own cash or credit cards to settle expenses, and spend an average of £367 a year doing so.

Ceredigion CC appoints Logica to comply with new requirements

Thursday 16th August, 2012

Ceredigion County Council in mid-west Wales has appointed Logica to replace its legacy payroll system. The Council approached Logica as it urgently needed to replace its payroll system with a structure that was compliant with the HMRC Real Time Information (RTI) system for reporting pay, tax, National Insurance and other details. RTI becomes mandatory in 2013.

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