Friday 5th July, 2019
According to the latest shared services map from the Local Government Association (LGA), there are now 626 individual shared service arrangements across the country resulting in £1.34 billion of efficiency savings.
The map shows that shared services have become business-as-usual for all councils in England and are no longer just in the realm of the most innovative councils. These savings demonstrate how councils are working together to share best practice to deliver efficient services for their communities.
Shared services go way beyond teams dealing with procurement, fraud or community safety initiatives. Councils have embraced challenges and now collaborate with every aspect of the wider public sector, dealing with a diverse range of challenges, according to LGA.