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Technical Support Team

The Technical Support Team can be contacted by email or telephone. For all general enquiries, please use the Contact Us link in the left side bar. However, individual team members can also be contacted directly. Please find contact details and the areas of expertise for each team member below.

Who we are

The Team currently has four members of staff:

Jenny Owens, Service Manager and Lead Statistician
Tel. 07977 401086
Email JSOwens@somerset.gov.uk

As Team Leader, Jenny co-ordinates the Team's overall work plan and budget. She focuses on the operation of the business rates retention scheme including the move towards further rates retention for local government and the Fair Funding Review. She also analyses how the key local overnment finance announcements such as the Budget, Spring Statement and annual LGF Settlement affects members. Please note that Jenny does not work on Thursdays. 

Amy Lane, Statistician
Tel. 07976 697213
Email ALane@somerset.gov.uk

Amy currently deals with the day-to-day management of the Team's budget and is acting Team Leader in Jenny's absence. She focuses on changes in the need formula as part of the Formula Review process. Amy also analyses how the key local government finance annoucements such as the Budget, Spring Statement and annual LGF Settlement affects members. She also supports the development of the SCT website and attends SCT meetings on behalf of the Team. Amy leads on the SCT reports circulated in advance of each meeting.

Andy Camp, Funding Analyst
Tel. 07976 687850
Email AZCamp@somerset.gov.uk

Andy joined the Team in February 2016 from outside local government. Andy is involved in the Team's work to analyse evidence to support the SCT's work on the move to further rates retention including work on the Fair Funding Review. He also supports the SCT in their survey work, contributes content to the SCT website and attends SCT meetings on behalf of the Team.

Chris Rae, Funding Analyst
Tel. 07970 108389
Email CZZRae@somerset.gov.uk

Chris joined the Team June 2016 from a local authority background where he focussed on change programmes and efficiencies. He contributes to the content of the SCT website and leads on the production of newsletters. Chris has an interest in local government, politics and collaboration and makes the largest contribution to the news page of the website.