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Moving 100 health staff to County Hall is helping the council to save £850,000 per year.
A total of 80 staff from the University of Leicester Hospitals Trust (UHL) have taken up office space at County Hall, as part of the council’s property strategy, which aims to make the most of the authority’s buildings.
They join around 20 staff from the Health Protection Agency (HPA), who have already moved in. The deal with UHL and the HPA is raising around £100,000 per year for the council, contributing to the council’s £850,000 per year property savings.
Deputy leader Byron Rhodes, cabinet member for resources, said: “This scheme represents real value for money for Council Taxpayers.
“By making better use of County Hall and freeing up space that other agencies can rent, we will save £850,000 per year, which helps to reduce the amount that has to be saved from services.”
Leicestershire County Council has refurbished County Hall and other key buildings, enabling 22 branch offices to be closed.
The work was funded through reduced maintenance and lease costs and will save £850,000 per year, every year.