Details have emerged on plans from Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster councils to share some services targeting £35m a year in savings.
The plans could result in 350 middle and senior management posts – half the total – being cut. The main cuts would be produced by sharing education, social care, libraries and property management services.
Some of the proposals:
- A 50% reduction in the 350-strong team of middle and senior managers and their support staff.
- Spending 54% less on back-office and managerial support in adult social care.
- A joint HR department for all three councils
- A single management team for the three boroughs’ libraries
- Sharing responsibilities for security, cleaning, printing and repairs in council run property.
- A shared chief executive and managing director between LBHF and RBKC.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council will discuss the plans at a cabinet meeting on February 16. The proposals could become reality in May.