Briefing: Shared services

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
December 11, 2018
Neil Merrick LGiU associate
Issues Covered
  • benefits and challenges
  • does it mean mergers
  • which councils are sharing services
Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Economy and Regeneration, Local government finance, Public Service Reform and Corporate Performance, Technology and transformation
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