Liberata has signed a 10-year outsourcing deal with the Local Government Association (LGA), that aims to save £29m over the lifetime of the contract.
The switch will see a number of business support services including HR and payroll, finance and accounting, facilities management and customer services brought together to provide a coherent service.
All LGA staff providing those services will transfer across to Liberata, with the majority relocating to the firm’s offices in central London.
Liberata has a number of similar contracts with local authorities and was awarded the LGA contract following a rigorous procurement process.
Paul Coen, LGA chief cxecutive of the LGA, said: “The LGA group has already brought together its back office functions and by taking this further step we will be able to make significant efficiency savings as well as providing a much more effective service to central bodies and member authorities.”