Published: 23rd Jul 2020

Norwich City Council has confirmed it will bring a range of services back in-house. The council’s joint venture (JV) arrangement with Norse has delivered a number of services across Norwich in recent years. But last year, the council said it wanted to take these services back. These JV arrangements – which include Norwich Norse Environmental (NNE), Norwich Norse Building (NNB) and NPS Norwich – will transition back in phases, with NNE the first to come back in 2021. NNB and NPS Norwich will follow in 2022. After considering a number of future operating models for these ventures, the local authority has decided to form a wholly-owned limited company, called Norwich City Services, which will incorporate services currently provided by NNE and NNB. ‘We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to identify the best solution to bring back this entire workforce in such a way that we have more direct control … (To read the full article, subscribe below)