Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of public services
On 24th February Cabinet Office published their Code of Good Practice for partnerships between Departments and ALBs. The Public Chairs’ Forum welcome the new Code.
We are particularly encouraged by the emphasis on ‘effective partnership’ and oversight that is proportionate to the potential risks and is balanced against the benefits of autonomy for the ALB. The principles provide a great opportunity to improve the ability of the centre and their ALBs to achieve the government’s overall objectives through collaborative working and greater shared understanding of each other’s purpose, skills and expertise.
The PCF is keen to see these principles put into practice within departments and ALBs. We will be conducting research in partnership with the Association of Chief Executives and the Institute for Government to survey where both ALBs and departments currently judge their relationship with respect to the core principles of the Code, to then be reassessed in 9-12months time. The study is being conducted with the support of Cabinet Office, but is independent of government.
Partnerships between departments and arm's length bodies: Code of Good Practice
March 28 2017
‘Being in the Eye of the Storm’ a joint event with the PCF and ACE
On Tuesday 28 March, 9am – 11am, the Public Chairs’ Forum will be hosting a joint event with the Association of Chief Executives on ‘Being in… more »
May 12 2017
PCF roundtable with Sir Jeremy Heywood, Head of the Civil Service
The PCF are delighted to be hosting another a roundtable event with Sir Jeremy Heywood, Head of the Civil Service, at the Institute for Government on… more »
May 22 2017
PCF Conference 2017
The theme for this year’s conference will be Brexit and what it means for public bodies. This will be an opportunity to hear from Bernard Jenkin… more »