Dan Peters 03 September 2020

Councils in talks over single workforce

Councils in talks over single workforce image

Havant BC and East Hampshire DC are in talks over creating a single flexible workforce.

Leader of Havant, Cllr Michael Wilson, said the move would build on the ‘successful foundation’ of having a shared chief executive and management team.

He said: ‘All councils face many competing pressures – from reductions in government funding to the recovery from coronavirus - and it is clear we cannot stand still and allow these issues to overtake us.’

A Havant spokesman added: ‘These proposals are being considered as a way of delivering the kind of agility and financial sustainability that could not be achieved through piecemeal service improvements.’

One year on, councils will be central to recovery image

One year on, councils will be central to recovery

After an extraordinary year, council staff are exhausted, worn down and facing further cuts, says Heather Jameson. But she has no doubt they will continue to rise to the challenge 'whether it is in an office, at home or on a laptop anywhere'.
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