Norwich Council 'to save £1.5m through office support firm'

Norwich City Council has said it will save £1.5m by getting a company to handle its office support tasks.

LGSS was formed two years ago by Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire county councils and will look after Norwich's IT, finance, audit, revenue and benefits services.

The firm said it will save money through economies of scale and natural turnover of staff.

But it has said the deal will not lead to any job cuts.

Brenda Arthur, leader of Norwich City Council, said: "This arrangement would keep services in the local government 'family' and I believe passionately in local government."

LGSS said it hoped the new arrangement would begin on 11 April.

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