Archives set for an overspend

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SOUTH Yorkshire’s archives service is having to tighten its belt after a report forecast overspending of £53,000 in the current financial year.

The service, which runs facilities including the newly revamped archives on Shoreham Street, Sheffield, has faced ‘higher than anticipated costs’ according to a report.

Managers plan to make savings through underspending on staff costs and premises costs, plus generating increased income from its records service.

As well as the forecast overspend, the archives service is also having to cover a remaining £68,000 needed to cover the cost of returning archives material from commercial storage during the refurbishment of Shoreham Street.

The cash is also set to be generated from the records management service, according to managers.