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Derbyshire police and fire services approve shared HQ

Derbyshire's police and fire service are to share a purpose-built £14.5m headquarters. It will be built on the site of the force's old offices in Ripley, north of Derby, after plans were approved. Both organisations said it would s...

Council signs new joint-working deal with faith groups

A council has become the first to sign a new 'Faith Covenant' with local religious groups, forming a contract for future collaboration. Birmingham City Council said that signing the deal with local faith group leaders would help strengthen...

£1.5m funding boost for tri-council partnership which could save £6m by 2020

More than £2million is coming to Dorset to help councils move forward with transformation plans. Local Government Minister Kris Hopkins announced that organisations in Dorset and the South West will see a contribution from the £...

Co-Design Day challenge - redesigning services around the Care Act

"Let's use our collective knowledge and come up with a better way forward and a shared way forward", said one delegate in the 'care' project team at last week's Local Digital Co-Design Day. The team was tasked with designing and developing...

LGA Shared Services Map Refresh 2015

Each year the Local Government Association produces a highly popular interactive map of shared services providing information on council shared services examples across England. http://www.local.gov.uk/web/guest/productivity/-/journal_conte...