Midlothian Council’s sharing plan step closer

A major step forward has been taken towards Midlothian and East Lothian councils sharing education and children’s services.

The local authorities have agreed in principle to develop shared arrangements for delivering support services in education and children’s services.

The decision, taken at separate meetings of each council last week, follows a seven-month project supported by the Scottish Government to develop a business case for the shared service.

The aim is to reduce costs and improve service delivery by combining education and children’s services management and support functions across both council areas.

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