Hull announces benefits partner

Published: Monday 2nd November 2015 by The News Editor

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Hull City Council has teamed up with an outsourcing services company to safeguard jobs and save money.

The seven-year partnership will see Civica take over the running of the authority’s Revenues and Benefits service, including the payment of Housing Benefit, collection of Council Tax, Business Rates and Debt.

All 213 employees from the service have been transferred across on protected terms and conditions.

Deputy leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Finance, Councillor Daren Hale, expects the move to save around £5 million at a time when the council is experiencing significant cuts to its budget.

He claims 30 staff would have lost their jobs if the partnership had not been given the go ahead.

Local residents using the Revenues and Benefits service will not be affected by the new deal.

Civica will deliver Revenues and Benefits services locally on behalf of Hull. There is also the potential for it to provide services for other local authorities through the creation of a transactional processing centre – the ‘Kingston Centre’ – in the city.

Budget cuts mean Hull City Council needs to reduce its service budget by £700,000 per year.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Monday 2nd November 2015 by The News Editor

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  • David Hannant

    Watch out your bank accounts are not going to get hacked !

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