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The Future of Local Government

  • Tuesday, 08 September 2015
  • Manchester Conference Centre
  • 08:30 - 13:30
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The-Future-of-Local-Government-Web-banner (2)Join us at The Future of Local Government conference where we will explore how local authorities can adapt and transform to meet the increasing demands of public service delivery during a period of protracted austerity.

In recent years local government have had to overcome an inordinate number of challenges to continue to deliver the public services they are responsible for. Budget cuts of 40% have forced local authorities to rethink how services can be delivered in a more efficient and cost effective manner.

The job, however, is by no means done. Tough and complex pressures are set to remain as the new government sets out plans to cut spending by a further £65bn over the next five years. So what further transformation will local government have to undertake and how differently will their organisations operate in 2020 and beyond?

The City Devolution Bill outlines the plans to hand powers, traditionally held in Whitehall, to cities including housing, transport, planning and policing. George Osborne is keen for England’s big cities to join Manchester in bidding for devolved powers, as long as they agree to be governed by a directly elected mayor. How will these devolved powers influence the way local authorities deliver local services?

The Future of Local Government conference will bring together high profile stakeholders within local government to examine the current issues and how these may be overcome through innovative ways of working. Expert speakers will share the latest research and current ways of thinking whilst examples of successful transformational projects will be showcased. The event’s aim is to give delegates a reasoned insight into how their own organisations may be operating in five years’ time.

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