2023 Case Studies Pack
- May 2023
South Ribble Council’s recent insourcing of their waste contract marks a significant shift in approach toward waste collection services. For the past seven years the council’s waste services had been delivered by FCC, but following a decision by the council, the service was brought in-house for the first time in 30 years. The move allows the service to respond quickly to changes in national policy for waste and recycling, improve terms and conditions for employees, and localises decision making.
A total of 44 staff TUPE’d across to the Council. These staff now benefit from South Ribble Council terms of employment, resulting in better rates of pay and benefits. The majority will also receive a more beneficial pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme which provides a 12.5% contribution compared to a 3 % contribution for most staff under FCC terms. On South Ribble terms and conditions, staff receive improved sick pay and additional annual leave. Further there is also a commitment from the Council to expand new and improved terms and conditions to the entire South Ribble workforce, including Waste Services, by year end. This protects jobs and provides greater stability for workers, in line with the principles of Community Wealth Building.
South Ribble Borough Council