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Two Staffordshire councils agree to share all services

Wednesday 11th January, 2023

Two Staffordshire councils will be sharing nearly all their services after the proposals were approved by councillors in December.

Stafford Borough and Cannock Chase councils have shared several back-office services since 2011.

Now they have agreed to combine all the remaining services, apart from the running of elections and the council housing stock at Cannock Chase.

The first stage of the increased collaboration will see them share a top team which will lead to a reduction in senior management costs of nearly £90,000. According to a press release by Stafford Borough Council.

Leader of Cannock Chase District Council, Councillor Olivia Lyons, said: “I am pleased that my fellow councillors have backed the decision for the wider sharing of services. It will help us meet the inevitable financial challenges ahead but also take advantage of opportunities."

Councillor Patrick Farrington, Leader of Stafford Borough Council, said: “Sharing services will also help us build capacity and resilience within the council as well as helping us to recruit and retain staff.”

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