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County council cash boost
5:20am Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
DORSET County Council has been awarded a share of a £7 million fund for shared service projects.
The authority will share the cash with 17 other councils, which is being given out to change how councils do business.
The money is part of the government's pledge to transform public services.
The successful schemes will help bring forward integration of local health care services; create shared finance and HR for emergency services and use service data to drive efficiency and better delivery The funds were announced today by local government minister Brandon Lewis.
He said: "Today's award paves the way for further support for councils radically transforming local service delivery, enabling better outcomes to be achieved for less.”
Mr Lewis added that 'the government has always been clear councils should not close services.'
He said: “Instead councils should demonstrate the best in innovation and ministers will champion councils that successfully redesign services.”
The reforms should generate a better deal for local residents by offering long term savings, Mr Lewis said.
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