Councils to bring services in-house

By Dan Peters | 25 October 2023

Four neighbouring councils are expected to take greater control of services after an independent review of their jointly-owned firm Publica.

The report by consultants Human Engine recommended that a ‘significant number’ of services should move back to Cheltenham BC and West Oxfordshire, Cotswold and Forest of Dean DCs after five years, leaving Publica to deliver a range of back office and customer services for the councils.

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