Blackburn with Darwen Council awards £1 million cloud contract

2 March 2016

Blackburn with Darwen Council has awarded a £1 million, five year contract to Northgate Public Services to provide a cloud SaaS based-revenue and benefits service. Starting in April the contract can be extended for a further three years for a total value of £1.6 million.

The service will be delivered from the Northgate Public Services cloud, providing low-risk, improved service continuity and increased value for money at a time when all councils are faced with austerity budgets.

The contract win underlines Northgate Public Services’ position as a market leader in the delivery of cloud based revenues and benefits services, with its software supporting half of the UK’s council tax collections and housing benefit claims. 

Anthony Singleton, Executive Director for Services, Northgate Public Services, said:

“More and more councils are seeing the value of cloud based services. They have repeatedly shown their reliability, value, and efficiency in supporting the delivery of essential services. We’re pleased to be helping the council to deliver this service and to help the Council improve the lives of residents in Blackburn and Darwen.”

Northgate Public Services communications team:

Michael O’Toole: +44 (0)7890 537615 / michael.o’

Sandra Malone: +44 (0)7554 770120 /

About Northgate Public Services

  1. Northgate Public Services is a software and outsourcing business with extensive experience in the public sector. Its clients include government departments and agencies, local authorities, police and emergency services, hospitals, transport providers and utilities. It also works with housing providers in the UK and internationally. The company is headquartered in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.