Liberata, Local Government Association sign 10-year outsourcing deal

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.”

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