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Councils Decide to Stop Sharing

Thursday 21st June, 2012

In a move which underlines the need for careful planning prior to implementing shared service operations, Hambleton and Richmondshire councils have announced that they are going to stop sharing some existing services including IT and other "back office" operations. Two neighbouring councils in North Yorkshire have agreed to "separate" some existing services after deciding that the existing arrangement wasn't working. The councils initially started sharing services in 2009.

Centrica selects OB10 to provide e-Invoicing solutions

Wednesday 20th June, 2012

OB10, has announced that Centrica, the international integrated energy company and one of the UK’s largest gas and electricity providers, will be adopting OB10’s e-Invoicing solution, joining other leading utilities providers including Severn Trent and Scottish Water.

Lack of Digital Trail Covers Fraud

Thursday 21st June, 2012

A Lancashire part-time accounts assistant has been found guilty of de-frauding her organisation of more than £122,000 by using fake invoices, which she marked as paid and then placed the funds into her own account. Most of the 122 fraudulant transactions, occurring over a four year period, were then used to fund her lavish wedding.

Serco acquires Vertex's UK public sector BPO operations

Wednesday 20th June, 2012

Serco Group plc, has acquired Vertex Public Sector Limited, the UK public sector operations of Vertex Data Science Limited, for cash consideration of £55.5m. The acquisition brings additional skills and capabilities to support expansion into new areas of middle and back office support and adds further scale to our recently created Global Services division.

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