New future council pilots named
Five new future council pilot schemes have been announced by the Local Government Association (LGA).
Looking to locate savings and revenues in the selected town halls, the pilots have received a combined £150,000 from contributions made by the LGA and match funding by the authorities themselves.
Work will be focussed on demand management, behaviour change, improved commissioning and the creation of new delivery structures, such as social enterprises, in each council.
The future council pilots include Buckinghamshire CC, which will look to develop its foster care initiatives, and East Riding of Yorkshire and Scarborough BC which is working on the development of a virtual customer service centre.
Birmingham City Council, Trafford MBC and Amey, and Rushcliffe BC have also been named as ‘future council’ pilots.
Peter Fleming, chairman of the LGA’s improvement board, said: ‘Facing unprecedented cuts of 28%, town hall budgets are extremely tight at the moment and it is therefore vital that any options to find savings or create new sources of income are put on the table.’
‘Council leaders are working tirelessly to maintain excellent local services and these pilots will play a vital part in this process,’ Fleming said
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