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Budget Challenge Met Despite Further Cuts

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Wednesday 27 January 2016 Sheffield City Council has warned that Government cuts will continue to hit the city hard, as they look to set this year’s budget. This is the sixth year in a row that the council has been hit with swingeing cuts from Government, the worst series of cuts this council has seen in its history. This comes ...

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Council’s cleaners to benefit from living wage

6 January 2016 Sheffield City Council has confirmed its commitment to the Living Wage in its cleaning services contract now out for re-tender. A key requirement of this contract is for the supplier to pay their staff the Foundation Living Wage from 1 April 2016. This is Sheffield’s living wage at £8.25, which is currently £1.05 more than the Government’s ...

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Review of Council catering contract

24 December 2015 Local catering businesses are being given the opportunity to find out more about Sheffield City Council’s catering services as part of a review of the present contract. The Council has arranged a drop-in session in the new year to discuss the contract in detail with potential catering suppliers. The suppliers will be able to drop into the ...

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Council to save millions through Streets Ahead refinancing

9 November 2015 The Council is proposing to make savings to the Streets Ahead contract by re-negotiating the funding arrangement. The Council is seeking to take advantage of lower interest rates being offered in the financial markets as part of the Council’s drive to reduce costs that don’t impact directly on public finances. These proposals are being discussed by Cabinet ...

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Wage boost for low paid workers

4 November 2015 Thousands of Sheffield workers are now being paid above the national living wage with city leaders calling for more businesses to take up the deal. This comes as Sheffield City Council confirms it will be paying a minimum of £8.25 per hour to all of its workers from April. This is £1.05 more than was set by Government ...

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Council set to make savings by bringing some services back in-house

Sheffield Town Hall

9 September 2015 Sheffield City Council is set to make significant savings by bringing some of its property services which are currently delivered by Kier back in-house. Proposals are being discussed by its Cabinet members next Wednesday (16 September). If approved, the proposals will come into effect once the current contract comes to an end in June 2016. The proposals ...

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New community centre for Wincobank

1 June 2015 Residents in Wincobank are celebrating as work is soon to start on a new community centre. The new centre will be based at the currently disused communal building at the old Newman Court sheltered housing scheme on Newman Road. Work is due to start in later this month and is expected to last for around five months, ...

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Cabinet Member Responsibilities

13 May 2015 Leader of the Council- Councillor Julie Dore Finance and Resources- Councillor Ben Curran Business Skills and Development- Councillor Leigh Bramall Housing- Councillor Jayne Dunn Neighbourhoods- Councillor Isobel Bowler Environment and Transport- Councillor Terry Fox Health, Care and Independent Living- Councillor Mary Lea Public Health and Equality- Councillor Mazher Iqbal Children, Young People and Families- Councillor Jackie Drayton

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Council meets budget challenge

Wednesday 14 January 2015   After launching a Budget Conversation with residents in the autumn, more specific proposals have been drawn up by Sheffield City Council to address necessary budget savings of around £63m in the coming financial year. Members of the public have watched the council’s budget conversation video online (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5GD2Roeg8Y), emailed the authority and sent in suggestions via ...

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Council awarded ‘exceptional’ customer services award

Simone Summers, Kath Taylor, Renato Portaluri from the customer service team at Sheffield City Council with Councillor Ben Curran.

Sheffield City Council has won a national award for its ‘exceptional’ customer service skills thanks to the development of a website adaptable to new technology and improved waiting times at First Point. Following a successful inspection by national customer service certification firm SGS, the council’s customer service team has retained its Customer Service Excellence accreditation, originally awarded in 2010. As ...

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Budget consultation now launched – with video

Budget Consultation

Last night our budget conversation was launched at a public meeting at Sheffield Town Hall, where we revealed our Budget 2015/16 video for the first time. Councillor Ben Curran, cabinet member for finance and resources, said: “It is no secret that, as a council, we are facing considerable financial challenges, due to cuts from central Government, and these challenges are set ...

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Council launches budget challenge consultation

An event is set to be held at Sheffield Town Hall next Tuesday, 21 October, at which people can find out about how we as a council plan to make cuts of up to £60m in the coming financial year. Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet member for Finance and Resources, Ben Curran, and Chief Executive John Mothersole will speak at the ...

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