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Four councils sharing legal services to save £1 million a year

Plans to bring together the legal operations of four South East local authorities with the aim of generating savings of £1 million annually within three years have been signed off. Surrey County Council, Brighton and Hove City Council and East and West Sussex County Councils have given the go-ahead for what is thought to be … Continue reading

Minister welcomes case for Three Southern Counties devolution

Leaders behind the devolution bid for three of England’s strongest performing counties have outlined to Government how their plan would boost growth for the region’s residents. Communities Minister Baroness Williams heard the proposals for how East Sussex, Surrey and West Sussex would work together to help tackle the congested road and rail network, pioneer new … Continue reading

Paperless billing set to save councils and businesses hundreds of thousands

Surrey and East Sussex have joined forces to launch a paperless billing service that will save the two county councils and businesses hundreds of thousands of pounds a year. The new electronic system, which is expected to be introduced next month, cuts costs by automating most of the invoicing and payment process. Using the technology … Continue reading

Three southern counties bid for new powers

A bid to boost productivity and economic growth in three of England’s strongest performing counties was today submitted to Government. The partners in the Three Southern Counties (3SC), (East Sussex, Surrey and West Sussex) aim to take greater control over their road and rail network, provide confidence in housing delivery, pioneer new digital technology and … Continue reading

Call for greater powers for the South East goes to government

West Sussex, East Sussex and Surrey county councils will join forces to lead the call for greater powers and freedoms to be devolved to the South East. All three council leaders have signed a letter that has been sent this week to Greg Clark – Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government – in … Continue reading

Surrey and East Sussex launch orbis to share services and save millions

Plans to share services with the aim of making improvements and saving two county councils millions of pounds annually became reality today. Surrey and East Sussex officially launched their partnership – called orbis – covering services that include human resources, property, procurement, finance and information technology. It is hoped the move, which is expected to … Continue reading

Sharing services to save up to £8 million a year

Plans to bolster buying power and save millions of pounds by sharing services with East Sussex have been signed off by Surrey County Council. The Cabinet has approved a proposal to launch a joint initiative, which will: Cover teams in IT, human resources, property, procurement, finance, legal and other services Save up to £8 million … Continue reading

Deals worth more than £100m won from new South East online initiative

Businesses have won deals worth more than £100 million since an online initiative was launched by two South East councils. More than 80 contracts totalling £102m have been clinched after Surrey and East Sussex created the SE Shared Services website 10 months ago. The news comes after West Sussex County Council joined the initiative, which makes … Continue reading

Congestion-busting permit scheme gets business backing

A congestion-busting scheme to cut the pain of delays and boost the economy has received backing from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Surrey County Council took control of who digs roadworks, where and when last year with the launch of a permit scheme. It means roads are dug up and closed less often, cutting hold-ups and … Continue reading

Costs and red tape cut for firms chasing councils’ contracts

A new initiative has been launched to cut red tape and costs for firms chasing millions of pounds of contracts from two South East councils. Surrey and East Sussex county councils have created a new website – which can be found at http://www.sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing – to make it easier for businesses to bid for deals worth over … Continue reading

Surrey and East Sussex county councils make innovative appointment to deliver savings

A senior manager responsible for overseeing multi-million-pound savings since joining Surrey County Council has been appointed to a joint role with a neighbouring authority. Since arriving at Surrey County Council in 2010, Laura Langstaff has supported services to deliver £70 million of savings over the last three years in her role as deputy of the … Continue reading

Sharing services to save up to £500,000 a year

Merging administrative services is putting two county councils on track to save up to £500,000 a year. Surrey and East Sussex have pooled their payroll, pensions and accounts functions to reduce overheads and streamline management systems while also agreeing to share Surrey’s data centre. The initiative comes after the two councils joined forces to strike … Continue reading

Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis visits Surrey

Picture caption: Surrey County Council leader David Hodge outlined how local authorities are sweeping away the barriers to working together so they can do more for less at a briefing for Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis. Mr Hodge pointed to the work done at a regional level by the SE7 group and in the county … Continue reading

Councils’ shared services plan to make savings

Plans to share more services with East Sussex County Council to boost buying power and make savings have been unveiled in a new Cabinet report. Surrey County Council has revealed it is finalising a proposal to join forces with the East Sussex authority to merge payroll and accounts functions. They are also set to do … Continue reading

Surrey leader interviewed about joint purchasing with East Sussex

Surrey County Council leader David Hodge explained plans to launch a joint purchasing operation with East Sussex County Council to BBC Surrey’s Angus Moorat. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

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