Public Sector Enterprise Conference: Closing the funding gap
“As councils are facing a 40% decrease in their funding they are looking at the income as well as the expenditure side of the balance sheet.” – Local Government Association
As public bodies struggle with funding cuts and increased demand, many local councils and NHS trusts are looking for alternative sources of income. The 2011 Government whitepaper “Open Public Services” called for more innovative methods of service delivery. More than half of local authorities now own a separate trading company and use the profits to fund day-to-day operations. 80% of these councils say that without their entrepreneurial activities, they would have to raise taxes or cut services. NHS income has soared since the cap on trusts earning private income was lifted in 2010, many experts believe the health service funding gap would be much wider without the profits generated by Private Patient Units. The recent report “Sate of the State 2016-17”, published by Deloitte and the think tank Reform, argues that applying key lessons from successful businesses could result in a more productive and efficient public sector workforce.
Join us for the Public Sector Enterprise Conference where leading experts will explain how your organisation can maximise profits by providing commercial services. The event will also explore how the public bodies can take inspiration from the private sector to deliver routine services more effectively
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|Helen Dawson,||Lead on Commercialising Public Services, Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV), University of Birmingham|
|Aileen Murphie||Director, DCLG & Local Government Value for Money, UK National Audit Office (NAO)|
|Alison Waller||Managing Director, Tricuro|
|Sean Nolan||Director of Local Government and Policing, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)|
|Phil Hornsby||Head of Commissioning and Innovation, Borough of Poole Council|
|Michael Hainge||Commercial Director, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Council|
Registration, Refreshments and Exhibition
Opening Remarks from Chair
Helen Dawson, Lead on Commercialising Public Services, Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV)
Aileen Murphie, Director, DCLG & Local Government Value for Money, UK National Audit Office (NAO)
Value for money in the public sector and financial sustainability
Councillor Russ Bowden, Warrington Borough Council
Warrington is one of five organisations in the running in the ‘Investment Strategy of the Year’ category at the Public Finance Innovation Awards 2017, for its focus on developing a strong, sustainable and ethical commercial model, which is supporting the local economy and helping mitigate the impact of local government cuts.
Question and Answer Session
Refreshments & Networking Break
Michael Hainge, Commercial Director, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Council
Commercial development – maximising current trading margins, identifying new markets, partnering with the private sector for commercial ventures
Lucy Littlefair, Head, East Midlands Shared Services and Linda Taylor, Director, Thornton Hope Ltd
Working in partnership with experts from the private sector
Roger Kadama, (BEng Honours), CEO, Desap System Solutions
Innovation Bridging the Public Sector Funding Gap
Lunch & Networking
Sean Nolan, Director of Local Government and Policing, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
Balancing the budget sheets: where next for public sector finances?
Refreshments & Comfort Break
Alison Waller, Managing Director, Tricuro and Phil Hornsby, Head of Commissioning and Innovation, Borough of Poole Council
Tricuro: An example of the successes of LATC in adult social care
Questions and Answer Session
Closing Remarks from Chair
Helen Dawson, Lead on Commercialising Public Services, Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV), University of Birmingham
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At the end of the conference delegates will:
- Understand the future challenges facing public sector finances including continued austerity and the implications of Brexit.
- Identify the opportunities presented by Local authority trading companies and learn from existing best practice.
- Identify skills shortages in the public sector and how to alter recruitment strategies to attract staff who can deliver a more commercial approach to services.
- Anticipate the potential effect of 100% business rate retention and how this will impact on public sector finances and commercial service provision.
Who should attend?
- Commercial Directors
- Policy officers
- Project managers
- Audit and contract managers
- Chief Executives and Council Leaders
- Deputy and Assistant Chief Executives
- Councillors, Cabinet Members and Executive Directors
- Heads of Finance and Procurement
- Heads of Services
- Heads of Asset Management
- Shared Services Teams
- Corporate Services Teams
- Economic and Regeneration Teams
- Commercial and Business Development Teams
- Transformation Teams
- Commissioning Teams
- Private Sector
- Social Enterprise Providers