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Reshaping the public sector - what does the post-election landscape hold in store?
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Reshaping the public sector - what does the post-election landscape hold in store?

Whilst successive polls give conflicting views as to which political party/parties will form the next government, what is clear is that come the 8 May we are likely to see a number of changes ahead.

Whilst the parties all have differing positions on how to cut the deficit, and more importantly at what speed, it is clear that the post-election landscape for the public sector will involve a further period of austerity. 

Trowers & Hamlins in conjunction with KPMG will address how the public sector can respond to the outcome of the general election at our panel session on 1 May 2015.  With speakers from central and local government, the education and housing sectors and national thinktanks, the panel of expert speakers will cover key issues relevant to the public sector.

The panel session will allow the audience to hear how leaders in their respective fields believe the public sector will respond to the challenges.  Themes to be covered at the event include:

  1. Whilst Combined Authorities are appropriate and popular in metropolitan areas, how will non-metropolitan areas benefit from devolution? 
  2. Is the integration of the health and care agendas beneficial, and what logistical issues will arise? 
  3. As housing has become a key political issue during the election, which policies best address the needs of the country, and is London and the south east able to attract new talent whilst affordable housing remains in scarce supply?
  4. Is the creation of Combined Authorities a form of local government reorganisation and will this further layer of governance assist in delivering economic growth?
  5. Will the possible re-engineering of the civil service departments result in a delay in delivering genuine economic development and public service reform?
  6. Is greater public sector co-operation now a practical necessity in order deliver better outcomes for citizens? 
  7. Will shared services, commercial companies and outsourcing be a sustainable solution to further budgetary restraints or is something more radical required?
  8. What opportunities are available to the public sector? 
  9. Is greater fiscal autonomy the only way forward in delivering a sustainable future, particularly in the context of local government?

With acceptances at capacity, we have no doubt that the panel session will be both lively and informative for delegates.


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