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Corporate administration functions review

Published: 16/06/2016

Flintshire County Council has been working hard to reduce bureaucracy and administrative support costs through a review of its corporate administrative functions which has so far realised savings of around £1m. The final phase of the review will see a newly created single team take responsibility for a range of administrative functions such as customer enquiries and requests for service, Reception, the maintenance of service based information databases, training organisation and support, translation services and general office support functions. Leader of Flintshire County Council, Councillor Aaron Shotton, said: “The council has been working for some years to change its processes and structures in order to reduce bureaucracy and back office costs. This review is designed around the needs of the Council now and in the future, recognising that core support functions needed to be adapted and reshaped alongside the Council’s wider medium term financial strategy. This has been a thorough and fair process balancing the necessary savings and efficiencies in support services that needed to be introduced to help maintain essential frontline services to the public whilst protecting as many jobs as possible. “We will be monitoring the impact of these changes over the next 12 months with a view to identifying further potential savings.” Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet will consider a report on the progress of the corporate administration review at a meeting on Tuesday, 21 June.