Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive of CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, commented on the general election result:
“Theresa May had called this election intending to create a solid mandate for the Brexit negotiations, but as campaigning progressed, attention also then centred on domestic issues such as the affordability of social care, education funding and, following the atrocities in Manchester and London, national security.
“While the new government's fate and tenure will feel uncertain, we need a strong focus on sustainable solutions for public service pressures. As importantly, public services must be a central consideration as we negotiate our future relationship with Europe.”
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