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Cheshire East reshapes information technology services

Cheshire & Warrington News


Cheshire East Council will continue its progress on re-shaping its digital future following a decision to take information technology services back in-house.

CoSocius was set up in May 2014, between Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester councils, to provide essential business services with the opportunity to trade commercially. Prior to this, a shared service agreement existed, which saved significant money for taxpayers.

But with an ever-changing landscape in digital technology, it has been agreed there is an opportunity to re-think service delivery against a backdrop of changing technologies.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Michael Jones, explained: “CoSocius was a joint venture and all that we are doing is bringing this service back in-house.

“CoSocius may begin trading in the future once again but now is the time to re-think the business model and ensure we are benefitting from opportunities presented in a shifting market.

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