Innovative partnership to generate jobs and savings for Nottingham City Council
18 November 2014
Nottingham City Council and Northgate Public Services today announce an innovative new partnership that will safeguard two hundred jobs, create up to 170 new roles and save the council £6 million.
Northgate will manage Nottingham’s revenues and benefits function on the Council’s behalf, introducing new technology and processes to streamline administration and get payments to people faster.
The company will also create a new regional headquarters in the city from where it will manage the function and offer processing services to other councils and agencies, creating additional employment opportunities.
The partnership will protect 207 existing roles in the council and will create up to 170 new jobs. It will run for an initial seven year term, with an option to extend for a further three years.
Councillor Graham Chapman, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio holder for Resources, said: “We were facing increased demand and higher expectations at the same time as severely reduced budgets and government policy changes – we had to think differently about how to meet these challenges.
“Our partnership with Northgate is the ideal solution and a real win-win for the Council. It will deliver a better service to residents, save £6 million, guarantee continued employment for our staff and create up to 170 new jobs.”
David Meaden, Chief Executive of Northgate Public Services, said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Nottingham City Council, not only to protect and improve a vital service but also to create brand new opportunities in the city. I’m confident that our partnership will go from strength to strength.”