SAVINGS of more than £2 million are to be made by Worcester City Council after members agreed to extend a contract with a company running revenue and benefits services until September 2023.

At a meeting of the council’s cabinet on Tuesday, April 15 members heard the authority, along with Malvern and Wychavon District Councils, had entered into a five-year shared services partnership with outsourcing services company Civica in October last year.

But Cllr Richard Boorn told members it had since become apparent extending the contact until 2023 would result in additional savings of £50,000 a year for five years on top of the £200,000 already guaranteed as part of the scheme.

Members agreed to support the extension.