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Council services available over Christmas and New Year holidays

christmas tree bauble

Staffordshire County Council will be making its services available over the festive holidays to ensure that people can access the services and the support they need. The Council will be open for business as usual during most of the Christmas and New Year holidays, apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Tuesday 27 December and Monday 2 January.  Most services will ...

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Record spending on care planned as county council sets out Budget challenges

Ian Parry

A record amount of funding is to be ploughed into the care of the elderly, the disabled and children in care by Staffordshire County Council – despite facing the most challenging budget to date. The council says it has earmarked around £300m to help meet the increasing need to care and support a growing, ageing population. While it is reported ...

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Hub on schedule to save money and boost town centre

Castle House under construction

A new civic building earmarked to save taxpayers £40m is on target to open next year as planned. The Civic Hub, overlooking the Queens Gardens in Newcastle, will bring together services from the borough council, county council and police under one roof in the heart of the town centre. And it was revealed today that the four storey building will ...

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Government backs pioneering property scheme

Staffordshire County Council Offices

A pioneering scheme designed to save money for taxpayers and improve services is going to expand with Government backing. The Government Property Unit has committed £256,000 to the ‘One Public Estate’ project in Staffordshire to work alongside the county council’s existing Penda Property Partnership to accelerate property plans and allow the county’s public sector organisations to explore how they can ...

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Staffordshire volunteer pitches in at Rio Paralympic Games

A Staffordshire County Council worker is jetting off to Rio this week to volunteer at the Paralympic games. Marie Johnson, 56, from Stafford, completed a four year selection process to earn her spot helping spectators in the Olympic Stadium for the para-athletic events. Now she’s taken time out from her job as a payroll co-ordinator at the County Council to ...

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Upgrade expected to save £5.5 million

Savings of £5.5 million are to be targeted after Staffordshire County Council agreed in principle to install a new HR and payroll system and service. Following cabinet agreement today the authority will seek a minimum three year agreement with Liberata UK, possibly rising to a maximum of nine years. Ian Parry, Deputy Leader of Staffordshire County Council and cabinet member for ...

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New software upgrade would save millions of pounds

Potential total savings of £5.5 million are expected if Staffordshire County Council opts for a new HR and payroll system and service. The authority is considering installing a new system already in use by other public sector bodies. Ian Parry, deputy leader and cabinet member for Finance and Corporate Matters, said:  In recent years the council has moved from delivering ...

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