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Powys to share resources to cut costs

Created on 08/09/2011 @ 16:16
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Collaborative working between County Councils in Mid Wales continues to develop with Powys and Ceredigion reaching agreement to share the post of Revenues and Benefits Manager until 2017.

Iain Marshalsay, Assistant Director of Finance at Ceredigion County Council, has been seconded into the position from this month. The joint manager will see both councils through the transition period to full implementation of the government’s new universal credit system.

The secondment also marks the start of a feasibility study that will look into the possibility of shared revenues and benefits service for Powys and Ceredigion County Councils.

Councillor Tony Thomas, Powys County Council’s Cabinet Member for Revenues and Benefits explained: "Making efficient use of resources is an objective for both councils, so when the Revenues and Benefits Manager post became vacant in Powys it gave us the opportunity to consider different options. Early discussions involving both Powys and Ceredigion management teams confirmed that there was strong interest in both departments working together. We look forward to exploring this further as part of the feasibility study."

It is hoped the feasibility study will be completed by 31 March 2012.

PICTURE: Iain Marshalsay (pictured) has been seconded into the position as Revenues and Benefits Manager for both Powys and Ceredigion County Council.

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