In response to the announcement that Rishi Sunak is to become Prime Minister, Rob Whiteman, CIPFA CEO, said:
“Following the recent financial and political chaos, Rishi Sunak will face significant challenges and a full in tray as he tries to steady the ship.
“Balancing the books and reassuring financial markets should be at the top of his list. But as the recent CIPFA/Institute for Government Performance Tracker report reveals, our public services are in crisis and there is precious little fat left to trim. Our services must have the certainty of long-term and sustainable funding if they are to be world-class – as promised in the 2019 Conservative manifesto.
“I welcome Rishi Sunak as our new Prime Minister. I hope he swiftly produces a financial plan to bring some much-needed stability and clarity, while restoring fiscal discipline and respect for our independent institutions."