Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council have been working together for the past four years and, through joining management and sharing services, have achieved an annual £1.8m of savings.
Both councils now want to modernise and streamline council services and delivery to achieve further significant savings and have also agreed the process to create a single new council, covering the current geographical areas of Taunton Deane and West Somerset.
The proposal has been approved by The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, subject to Parliamentary approval.
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