Public Value Reviews

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Surrey crowned council of the year

 Surrey County Council has been crowned local authority of the year – without even entering the national competition. The council scooped the top award at the Improvement and Efficiency Awards for its programme of Public Value Reviews (PVR), which unearthed nearly £280 million of savings and improved services. Surrey originally submitted an entry in the … Continue reading

Mobile phones deal saves £800,000

Nearly £800,000 will be slashed from the phone bill after Surrey County Council drove a harder bargain with its mobile supplier. Tough negotiating has resulted in a two-year deal being awarded to Orange that represents a £795,000 saving on the previous contract. The £1 million contract allows minutes, text and internet time to be shared, meaning … Continue reading

Surrey’s Public Value Reviews find £280m of savings

An efficiency programme of Public Value Reviews (PVRs) launched by Surrey County Council leader David Hodge has uncovered savings of £280 million. The figure was reached three years after the drive started to ensure residents receive the best possible services and maximum value for money. With five left to go, the council has revealed that … Continue reading

LGA chairman visits Surrey to hear about one team approach

Leader David Hodge outlined Surrey County Council’s new agenda to get everyone working together as one team for the benefit of the county at a briefing for Local Government Association (LGA) chairman Sir Merrick Cockell. They were joined at County Hall by LGA vice-chairman Gary Porter, Surrey’s deputy leader Peter Martin and leaders from the county’s … Continue reading

Surrey slices £1.6 million from pay bill in value for money drive

Surrey County Council has sliced £1.6 million from its pay bill as part of a drive to ensure it provides maximum value for money. The savings – made in less than a year* – were brought about through staff restructuring, pay restraint and more efficient working practices. Workforce reductions were achieved by not replacing staff … Continue reading


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