Abstracts: September 28th, 2009

This programme is now available to view on localgov.tv the online television channel for public service modernisation. It looks at Lancashire County Council’s Business Improvement Programme which has delivered efficiency savings of over £10 million across its IT portfolio. The Council’s achievements have been recognised as Best Practice by HM Treasury.

By merging pay and HR functions, the Council has managed to save £1.5 million per year and through rationalising office space there will be a saving of £1.6 million per year.

GovTV is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at anytime, at any location via the internet.

The programme can be viewed at GovTV. www.localgov.tv