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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

VIDEO: Savings of £170,000 a day add up to £62 million target

Surrey County Council has set a goal of saving nearly £170,000 every day for a year. The authority has revealed plans to save local taxpayers £62 million in the next financial year. Since 2010 the council has made efficiencies totalling £260m and is on track to achieve almost £70m more in 2014/15. In the video below, leader David Hodge sets … Continue reading

Surrey on course to make £330million savings over five years

Surrey County Council is on track to make almost £70million of savings for taxpayers this year – almost £190,000 every day. Annual figures are set to show that savings of £69million for the 2014/15 financial year will be achieved when it ends next month, propelling the total saved in five years to almost £330million. That … Continue reading

Save £200,000 by recycling a plastic bottle

Surrey residents are being urged to recycle one extra plastic bottle a week and save the county over £200,000 a year to go back into frontline services. Only 27 per cent of recyclable plastics – such as bottles, pots, tubs and trays – are currently being recycled in Surrey’s households, and the county council is … Continue reading

Pioneering autism centres to open in Surrey schools

A groundbreaking scheme between Surrey County Council and the National Autistic Society (NAS) is set to revolutionise the education of children with autism. Thanks to a tie-up between the county council, the UK’s leading autism charity and the Cullum Family Trust, four high-achieving mainstream schools are set to get the county’s first-ever centres focused on educating … Continue reading

Road repair software to save time and £100,000 a year

Surrey is set to get Google Street View-style software which will speed up road improvements and save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds. The county council is expected to save at least £100,000 and thousands of manpower hours per year when it becomes one of the first local authorities to introduce the software. Highways teams … Continue reading

Council office sharing saves £700,000

Surrey County Council has saved taxpayers around £700,000 in the last year thanks to sharing buildings with other organisations. The saving – enough money to pay for a year of residential care for 28 people or 70 school places – comes because sharing more buildings means paying less for rent, heating and repairs. Around 1,000 … Continue reading

Surrey saving £72 million this year

Surrey County Council has set a goal of saving £72 million this year as the authority continues to face the challenges of increasing demand for services and dwindling funding. Reaching the annual target will propel savings for local taxpayers to £200m in three financial years alone. That sum would be enough to pay for the … Continue reading

Savings of £170,000 a day add up to £62 million in year

Surrey County Council is set to confirm savings of nearly £170,000 every day for a year. Annual figures are due to reveal that the council saved £62 million for taxpayers in the last financial year, propelling the total since 2010 to almost £260m. That sum would be enough to pay for the council’s project to completely overhaul more … Continue reading

Striking better deals saves more than £100 million

Striking better deals has pushed county council savings for Surrey taxpayers beyond £100 million in four years. That sum would be enough to build almost a third of the school places the council needs to find to meet demand from a surging birth rate. The negotiation work done by the council’s procurement team and staff … Continue reading

Discarded furniture would snake up and down Box Hill 10 times

If all the reusable sofas and beds that were thrown away in Surrey last year were laid end to end, they would snake up and down Box Hill 10 times. The line would contain 25,000 pieces of furniture and stretch for 30 miles. In total, 4,500 tonnes of furniture which could still be used are … Continue reading

Surrey and East Sussex join forces to slash cost of revamping libraries

Surrey and East Sussex have joined forces to boost their buying power and slash the cost of revamping libraries by almost a third. Firms have agreed to discount the price of the likes of carpets, lighting and furniture by up to 27% after the two county councils teamed up to harness their collective clout. It … Continue reading

Surrey leader pledges to keep working week in, week out to find savings

Surrey County Council’s Leader and Cabinet have pledged to keep working “week in, week out” to find savings as the authority continues to face the twin challenges of increasing demand for services and dwindling funding. In a New Year message to the county, David Hodge unveiled a document highlighting more than 50 ways the council … Continue reading

Leader sets out challenges and successes

Leader David Hodge used a meeting of the Full Council today to set out the financial challenges ahead and Surrey County Council’s success in improving roads, providing apprenticeships and achieving significant savings.

Surrey on course to save £100m in four years by striking better deals

Surrey County Council is on course to save local taxpayers £100 million inside four years by striking better deals. That sum would be enough to pay for the council’s project to tear up more than 300 miles of road most in need of improvement and rebuild many of them from scratch. Driving harder bargains saved … Continue reading

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