Monthly Archives: May 2019

Supplier Incentive Programme – Oxygen Council working with Bexley Council

23rd May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Working in partnership with Oxygen Finance, Bexley Council introduced its Supplier Incentive Programme to build stronger relationships with the key suppliers that support the Council in delivering essential services to residents and local businesses. With an annual spend of more than £160m on services for a local population of 245,000, the Council saw the opportunity ...

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Co-operatives UK, Provision of strategic support to Plymouth City Council

18th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Why PCC wanted to do the work Plymouth City Councils (PCC) Corporate Plan sets co-operative working as a strategic value and wanted to set an action plan for increasing the number of businesses in the city that are owned and run co-operatively.  The New Economics Foundation report ‘Co-ops Unleashed, Doubling the Co-operative Economy’ set ambitious ...

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Heartsease Healthy Living – Norwich City Council

16th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Putting residents at the heart of decision making is fundamental to Norwich City Council’s approach to cooperative working and opportunities to put this into practice are explored whenever we get the chance. So when the local CCG came to us with a pot of funding and asked how they use it to create a whole ...

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Premier Supply Service – Oxygen Finance working with Cumbria County Council

9th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The government has announced plans to cut public spending significantly, with local government being expected to shoulder the burden of a significant proportion of that reduction. Therefore, balancing the budget for local authorities is more acute than ever before. Councils now need to develop new income channels which are both sustainable and supportive of the ...

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Premier Supplier Programme – Oxygen Finance working with Croydon Council

9th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Oxygen Finance is Croydon Council’s partner in delivering their Premier Supplier Programme, a service that has enabled the council to generate much-needed income and make significant improvements to their processes and efficiency. Croydon Council is the largest employer in the borough, with a workforce of 10,500 and a spend of over £900 million a year ...

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Supplier Incentive Programme – Oxygen Finance working with Bexley Council

9th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

With an annual spend of more than £160m on services for a local population of 245,000, Bexley Council introduced its Supplier Incentive Programme in January 2016 to support suppliers, many of whom are small local businesses. Handling more than 10,000 invoices per month, the Council saw the opportunity to introduce an innovative early payment programme, ...

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Supplier Incentive Programme – Oxygen Finance working with Barnsley MB Council

28th November, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Local Government Sector funding is in decline. This means all local government services need to be reviewed and delivered in different and more innovative ways.  Barnsley in South Yorkshire is known for being a coal mining and glassmaking town, however the town is growing up fast. Despite a tough economic situation in the UK, a ...

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Crowdfund Plymouth

15th August, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Crowdfund Plymouth was launched in 2015 as a Plymouth focused page on the Crowdfunder.co.uk platform to enable the Council to pledge money to campaigns (projects) in, and benefiting, the City. We were the first to undertake this innovative and successful approach. The main source of monies distributed by the Council is the ‘City Change Fund’. ...

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Commercialisation of Total Facilities Management (TFM) Services – Cardiff Council and Peopletoo

4th April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Cardiff Council, like many local authorities, had a fragmented approach to facilities management, with many services including; Cleaning, Security, Building Maintenance and Pest Control, all sitting in different departments. This resulted in multiple front doors, significant internal recharges, limited financial and commercial oversight, and ultimately, confusion for the customer.   Working in partnership with Cardiff Council, ...

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