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Essex bosses pledge to save £400 million in radical new project
2:00pm Wednesday 31st October 2012 in News
A RADICAL new project intended to save Essex taxpayers £400 million has been launched.
The public authorities charged with serving Essex’s residents say too often they waste money by failing to work together.
Bosses have identified six issues - skills, growth, domestic abuse, reoffending, health and problem families - where they will pool resources and improve services.
The result is the Whole Essex Community Budgets pilot, a partnership between Essex County Council, districts including Colchester and Basildon, Southend and Thurrock Councils.
Also involved are health, police and criminal justice and other local and community groups.
See Thursday's newspaper for the full story.
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