Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of public services
A Considered Response to the Spending Review with Robert Chote
February 11 2016
We are delighted to confirm that Robert Chote, Chair of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), will be speaking at the PCF’s next seminar, taking place 4-5.30pm on 11 February at Institute for Government. There is no doubt that the Spending Review will have a profound impact on all public services; we would like to take some time to consider what this means for arm’s-length bodies (ALBs) in particular. This will be an opportunity to hear Robert speak from both an OBR analysis perspective, and that of a Chair of an independent ALB with political interface. Please get in touch with Susie if you would like to attend.
Cabinet Office, ACE and PCF joint seminar
March 23 2016
4 - 5.30pm
We are pleased to confirm that we will be holding a joint Cabinet Office, ACE and PCF seminar on the cross cutting and tailored reviews of public bodies. Please get in touch with Susie by Friday 4 March 2016 to confirm your place.
IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS REVIEW WITH SUE GRAY
May 05 2016
The focus of the meeting will be implementation of Sir Gerry Grimstone’s review of public appointments, which was published on 11 March 2016. Sue Gray, Director General, Propriety and Ethics Team at Cabinet Office, will be speaking at the event. Please get in touch with Susie at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your place.
Working in Partnership: ALB and Departmental NEDs
June 09 2016
We are delighted to confirm that Sue Langley OBE, Lead NED at the Home Office, will be speaking at our seminar on 9 June. When Sir Ian Cheshire spoke at the PCF conference in October last year, he highlighted a real opportunity for public sector NEDs on Departmental Boards and on ALB Boards to work in partnership to help lead the transformation agenda. This seminar will be an opportunity to continue those discussions and build on this engagement with the Departmental Board NEDs with Sue, who is leading on this particular area of work. The seminar is taking place from 4-5.30pm at Institute for Government – please get in touch with Susie at email@example.com if you would like to attend.
Private Seminar with Sir Jeremy Heywood in partnership with ACE
October 07 2016
8.30am - 10am
Unfortunately, due to diary constraints, Sir Jeremy Heywood is no longer available for the PCF seminar on 23rd September. While this is disappointing, we are able to offer members the opportunity to engage with Sir Jeremy in a joint-seminar in partnership with the Association of Chief Executives (ACE) instead. This private seminar will be taking place on Friday 7th October, 8.30am - 10am at the Institute for Government.
This will be a great opportunity for both PCF and ACE members to discuss the implications of EU referendum result across government and ALBs with the Head of the Civil Service, as well as receiving an update on his general priorities for civil service and key agendas affecting the ALB landscape. There will also be time for Q&A.
PCF member-led seminar: ‘If I had my time again – capturing lessons learnt’
October 13 2016
4pm - 5.30pm
This seminar, led by Chris Brodie, Chair of the Student Loans Company, will be an opportunity for Chairs to share challenges, learn from each other’s experiences and capture any key lessons learnt throughout your careers. The session will aim to facilitate a positive dialogue about learning, and helping others not to make the same mistakes.
The Autumn Statement vs Brexit: a seminar with Carl Emmerson of the Institute of Fiscal Studies
December 07 2016
4pm - 5.30pm
We are delighted to announce our upcoming event with Carl Emmerson, Deputy Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies on Wednesday 7th December, 4pm - 5.30pm at the Institute for Government, 2 Carlton Gardens, SW1Y 5AA.
This will be a great opportunity for members to hear an expert take on the implications of the Chancellor’s first Autumn Statement on 23rd November. With the full implications of the EU referendum still unclear and the triggering of Article 50 looming, how will this new Chancellor handle Brexit concerns, and what will it mean for public services? We look forward to Carl’s economic insights into government spending plans in the short and long term. His talk will be followed by a Q&A.
Carl last held a seminar with members in February 2014 on the fiscal challenge ahead from public services - this received strong feedback from attendees, and we encourage members to sign up early for this unmissable private event.
If you would like to register for this seminar, please do let us know as soon as possible by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or clicking ‘Book a place at this event’ below.
Carl is Deputy Director of the IFS and an editor of the annual IFS Green Budget. He is also a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee and the advisory panel of the Office for Budget Responsibility. His recent publications include analysis of the impact of the financial crisis and the Government’s response, an examination of UK pension reforms, and a review of potential Brexit options and their impacts on public finances.
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