LETTER: fears cash may run out


Councils in England were warned recently that there was a real danger they could run out of money.

This is tough news. Councils are faced with an ever increasing need to find savings.

Sadly in many cases that is leading to a reduction in much needed front line services. Surely there must be another way?
I would invite councils to explore the savings to be made through improved efficiency within their technology systems, rather than simply making service cuts. They may be surprised with the results.

Managing social care payments is just one area where significant savings can be made.

We know this first hand having worked with various councils to develop a sophisticated card management system to distribute social care payments with greater efficiency and transparency – and in turn this leads to real monetary savings, from day one.

We worked closely with our council clients to help them deliver their very clear objectives of using technology to improve services and save costs, not just in year one but every year.

Councils may well have different requirements but what’s important for them to remember is that there are cost effective, non-disruptive and compliant technology platforms to suit each individual requirement.

It is saddening to think that front line services are being cut in order to make savings that could be made elsewhere. I am confident that we can help any council to find savings in their payment systems and as such would like to offer a free consultation to every UK council.

Hayley Moran

Aquarium Card Management Solutions