68 posts categorised "Government & public sector"

08 July 2015

Budget 2015: PwC comment on central government; Spending Review implications; departmental budgets

Commenting on the implications of the Budget for departmental budgets, the Spending Review and underpinning UK growth: Tina Hallet, head of public sector, PwC, said: "The Budget has flagged productivity and skills plans - the detail will be critical later this week. Dealing with the deficit is as much about...

02 July 2015

Decentralisation critical to local growth and public sector reform, but needs a whole system approach, says PwC report

More than one in five English local authorities expects to become part of a new combined authority, governed by an elected mayor, by 2020, according to a new report from PwC. That figure has soared since before the general election when a mere 12% of local authority chief executives and...

29 April 2015

Transforming health and social care in the Midlands

By Andy Ford & Mike Wallace The devolution of Greater Manchester’s £6bn health and social care budget has re-ignited the debate on integrated care. However, integration alone will not lead to the transformational change that’s needed in our health and care services. We recently hosted chief executives from four local...

16 April 2015

Do changes in healthcare delivery impact on the future of care homes?

Sharon Johal, senior associate in PwC’s business recovery services team in the Midlands discusses how current trends may impact on how care home providers plan for the future. The present challenge The delivery of healthcare in the UK is being shaped by demographic and behavioural changes, severe financial pressures, the...

26 March 2015

Council leaders are under pressure and Midlands’ public is less accepting of service cuts

Only one in ten council chief executives is confident their council can protect frontline services in the face of continued austerity over the next five years. Just 36% of people in the Midlands region accept the need to make reductions in services. Midlands public most aware of reductions in repair...

27 November 2014

Midlands’ cities scoring well in latest 'Good Growth for Cities' index

Most cities in the Midlands are holding up well in an annual index of UK cities’ performance and with strong scores in terms of health, transport and environmental measures. These are the results of the 2014 'Good Growth for Cities' index, which is produced by PwC and think tank Demos....

22 August 2014

Public still hold Westminster accountable when decentralisation lacks real powers and visibility

After almost a decade of devolution and decentralisation of services across the UK, the public still holds Westminster accountable for public services when they deteriorate nationally, but devolved governments are increasingly getting the blame if services deteriorate or things go wrong. The new research by PwC – Who’s accountable now?...

30 July 2014

Productivity in the public sector - what makes a good job?

This new Talking Points publication from PwC and Demos explores what can be done to lift productivity and how the public sector can play its part. The UK as a whole has a productivity problem. Its workers produce less per hour than their counterparts in France, Germany and the US,...

23 July 2014

Future of Government: 'How government and public sector organisations world wide must adjust to the new reality of doing more for less'

Delivering on the Citizen Promise In the face of recurrent budget cuts to reduce fiscal deficits in many countries, affordable government has become the watchword. This means doing more for less – meeting rising citizens’ expectations by doing things differently to deliver services more effectively and efficiently. Where Next for...

24 June 2014

PwC wins Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility award

PwC in the Midlands has been recognised by Birmingham City Council for its efforts to maximise social value from its day-to-day business operations. PwC’s Midlands Chairman, Mark Smith, received the award from the Council on Thursday 19 June 2014. (Pictured, Cllr Stewart Stacey, right, presents the CSR certificate to Mark...

23 June 2014

PwC in the Midlands appoints new head of its Government and Public Sector team

Andy Ford has been appointed the new head of PwC’s Government and Public Sector team in the Midlands. Andy was previously the leader of the firm's Public Sector Consulting practice in the South East region, where he focused on helping clients deliver major transformation programmes to reduce costs and improve...

19 May 2014

Health matters in 2015 and beyond

One year ahead of the general election, Midlands partner, Dr Tim Wilson outlines some of the key issues for the health agenda in the run up to 2015 and beyond. Increased focus on the whole health and care economy: We’ll see an increased focus on shared health and care problems...

24 March 2014

Budget 2014: our reactions

Watch our webcast for a summary of key outcomes Kevin Nicholson, UK Head of Tax, leads a discussion with a panel of specialists on the key outcomes of the Chancellor's Budget, their impact on individuals and companies and some of the broader issues affecting the economy and UK business. To...

10 February 2014

Delivering Future City Transport

By Richard Parker, Partner How can our cities deliver a better transport infrastructure and system over the next decade and beyond? And what key steps need to be taken now in order to realise our cities’ transport vision? This is the central question we are exploring in our roundtable series...

18 November 2013

Midlands’ cities perform well in new City index

Cities in the Midlands are performing well in terms of infrastructure (housing and transport), health, and work-life balance, according to a new report that ranks cities on their economic performance and quality of life, but for some cities there is room for improvement on jobs, income and skills. The 2013...

06 September 2013

Funding smarter - Our event series

How can a new and more competitive approach to administering public funds support growth? And deliver more for less cost? As part of our Stepping stones to growth campaign, we examined these big questions through a series of summer roundtable meetings, held in conjunction with the Social Market Foundation think...

08 July 2013

Securing the NHS at 75 needs to start today and the public will have to take more care of themselves

As the NHS celebrates its 65th anniversary, a new study finds that unless the public, providers, regulators, commissioners, and policy makers take deliberate and courageous action now to transform the NHS, it is highly likely it may not exist in its current form in ten years time. The findings in...

26 June 2013

Spending Review 2013: PwC comments on the impact on the Hospitality & Leisure sector

Robert Milburn, UK hospitality & leisure leader at PwC, said: "As a leading export sector, tourism and hospitality has a vital role to play in rebalancing the UK economy. The tourism, culture and heritage sector is responsible for 9% of GDP, which puts it on a par with financial services...

Spending review 2013: PwC comment on economic impact

Mark Smith, regional chairman at PwC in the Midlands, said: "The overall amount to be spent by the government in 2015/16 is £745 billion, exactly as planned in the Budget. So the size of the cake is the same as previously planned and the net effect of today's announcements on...

Spending review 2013: Tim Wilson and Michael Kitts comment on healthcare integration

Dr Tim Wilson, PwC comments on healthcare integration: "George Osborne announced in the Autumn Statement that £3bn will be put into 'joint health and social care commissioning' that will see "local NHS and local councils working together" to enable health and social care integration, especially re 'bed blockers'. "So today's...