Two public sector organisations have confirmed a landmark agreement that will aid closing working for the benefit of Powys residents.
Powys County Council and Powys teaching Health Board have reaffirmed their commitment to work closer working to provide safer, sustainable and economic public services.
Whilst there are several joint relationships between the organisations already in place, the signing of the agreement - known as a Section 33 agreement - provides clarity and a pooled budget where needed to make the arrangements more accountable and sustainable for the future.
The agreement was confirmed today (Tuesday 24 July) at the Royal Welsh Show.
Cllr David Jones, Leader of Powys County Council, said: "This is an important move forward for us. ICT services will be the first to be covered by the new agreement with effect from this month."
Mel Evans, Chairman of the Health Board, said: "This agreement establishes a true partnership between the Health Board and the Council in managing Information Technology, enabling us to do more together. By combining our resources and increasing our critical mass we have been able to keep services within Powys and to improve the quality of our existing services."