Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire councils employ shared services to save £675,000 yearly
Friday, June 08, 2012
Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire councils have launched a shared services program designed to save £675,000 per year from back office expenses.
The partnership between the authorities within the two councils, known as ‘Go Shared Services’, will provide services in finance, procurement, and HR. While the service was expected to bring high-cost savings, the partnership was expected to result in job losses in roles to be shared.
Cotswold DC councillor Barry Dare, who is in charge of GO Shared Services at Cotswold, said: “We can now do more with less and, in many instances, do it better because we are bringing together a pool of expertise and experience.”