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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

Firms shortlisted to launch communications network for more than 20 public services

Three companies are in the running to provide a single communications network to more than 20 public services in the South East that could save millions of pounds. BT, KCOM Group and Logicalis UK have been shortlisted to give Surrey and Berkshire a shared public sector network. It will feature cloud computing technology that links … Continue reading

Surrey and Buckinghamshire aim to work together

Surrey and Buckinghamshire have agreed to look for opportunities to work together to find better ways to spend public money more effectively. The agreement was reached at a meeting of Cabinet members from the two county councils at Surrey’s headquarters. Surrey leader David Hodge welcomed Buckinghamshire leader Martin Tett days after Local Government Association chairman … Continue reading

Cabinet member talks at national event on managing property more effectively

Surrey County Council Cabinet member Tony Samuels has spoken at a national event looking at how public services can save money by managing property more effectively. Mr Samuels told the Inside Government conference* that Surrey has joined forces with Hampshire County Council on property projects to drive down costs. He highlighted the council’s work through … Continue reading

Council beats £60 million savings target

Surrey County Council will save more than its target of nearly £60 million this year, figures reveal. Annual figures are expected to show the council has hit the savings target it set out to reach at the start of 2011/12 and saved an additional £4.1m when the financial year ends today. Saving £63.1m is equivalent … Continue reading

County council keeping spending local

Surrey County Council is delivering on a commitment to ensure 60% of its spending on goods and services is with local businesses. The council’s Cabinet has agreed to create a pool of more than 30 local firms it will call on to carry out work on buildings. A panel is being drawn up by the … Continue reading

Surrey Cabinet member joins Eric Pickles to launch property initiative

New Surrey County Council Cabinet member Tony Samuels today spoke alongside Eric Pickles at an event looking at how the public sector can save money through managing its property more effectively. The event launched the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum’s latest research paper Leaner and Greener II – Putting Buildings to Work. Sharing the platform with … Continue reading

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