Call for councils to share buildings

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Public services such as police, health clinics, fire brigades and job centres should consider moving in with local councils to save money, the Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles said yesterday.

His comments came as he endorsed a new report suggesting local authorities could save £7bn a year – the equivalent of £316 for every council taxpayer – by rationalising their property portfolios, selling offices and town halls and sharing buildings.