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Browne Jacobson shared services survey 2011

2 February 2011

Read views from local authorities on shared services

Three years on from our review into the state of shared services across the public sector, we have taken another look at shared services to see whats been achieved. We commissioned Ipsos MORI to research views amongst local authorities and can report that not only are shared services projects being delivered but there is step change in attitudes towards transformation and outsourcing, as well as the merging of front line services and public and private sector sharing of services.

For many, shared services will mean a new way of collaborative working, outsourcing and joint venture arrangements. Concern amongst managers over the complexity of these arrangements remains high to this day but greater transparency will be fundamental in ensuring much needed public and political buy-in.

Our report - shared services survey 2011 - sets out the results of our research. If you have any views on the findings in the report or wish to discuss your own views about shared services we would be delighted to hear from you.

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FAIRE: Legal career insights for school and university students hosted by Browne Jacobson and Young Professionals UK Online

We are proud to be partnering with Young Professionals again for our second virtual FAIRE virtual legal careers event on 27 October 21.

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Provider collaboratives and place based partnerships Online

As executives across the health and social care sector get to grips with how to work together in even more integrated ways, join Browne Jacobson and thevaluecircle for two webinars hosted by Sir Neil MacKay, to discuss and debate your most pressing issues in a safe space.

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